A Guide to Kant s Psychologism

This book presents an interpretation of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason as a priori psychologism.

A Guide to Kant   s Psychologism

This book presents an interpretation of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason as a priori psychologism. It groups Kant’s philosophy together with those of the British empiricists—Locke, Berkeley, and Hume—in a single line of psychologistic succession and offers a clear explanation of how Kant’s psychologism differs from psychology and idealism. The book reconciles Kant’s philosophy with subsequent developments in science and mathematics, including post-Fregean mathematical logic, non-Euclidean geometry, and both relativity and quantum theory. Finally, the author reveals the ways in which Kant’s philosophy dovetails with contemporary scientific theorizing about the natural phenomenon of consciousness and its place in nature. This book will be of interest to Kant scholars and historians of philosophy working on the British empiricists.

A Guide to Kant s Psychologism

This book presents an interpretation of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason as a priori psychologism.

A Guide to Kant s Psychologism

This book presents an interpretation of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason as a priori psychologism. It groups Kant's philosophy together with those of the British empiricists--Locke, Berkeley, and Hume--in a single line of psychologistic succession and offers a clear explanation of how Kant's psychologism differs from psychology and idealism. The book reconciles Kant's philosophy with subsequent developments in science and mathematics, including post-Fregean mathematical logic, non-Euclidean geometry, and both relativity and quantum theory. It also relates Kant's psychologism to Wittgenstein's later conception of language. Finally, the author reveals the ways in which Kant's philosophy dovetails with contemporary scientific theorizing about the natural phenomenon of consciousness and its place in nature. This book will be of interest to Kant scholars and historians of philosophy working on the British empiricists.

Historical Dictionary of Kant and Kantianism

Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Waxman, Wayne. A Guide to Kant's Psychologism: Via Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Wittgenstein. New York: Routledge, 2019. ———. Kant and the Empiricists: ...

Historical Dictionary of Kant and Kantianism

Immanuel Kant was one of the most significant philosophers of the modern age. Historical Dictionary of Kant and Kantianism, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on key terms of Kant’s philosophy, Kant’s major works and cover his most important predecessors and successors, concentrating especially on the relation of these thinkers to Kant himself. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Immanuel Kant.

Kant s Critical Epistemology

... Emotions, and Superstition A Critical Study of the Four Dissertations Amyas Merivale A Guide to Kant's Psychologism via Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Wittgenstein Wayne Waxman Kant and the Continental Tradition Sensibility, Nature, ...

Kant   s Critical Epistemology

This book assesses and defends Kant’s Critical epistemology, and the rich yet neglected resources it provides for understanding and resolving fundamental issues regarding human experience, perceptual judgment, empirical knowledge and cognitive sciences. Kenneth Westphal first examines Kant’s methods and strategies for examining human sensory-perceptual experience, and then examines Kant’s central, proper, and subtle attention to judgment, and so to the humanly possible valid use of concepts and principles to judge particulars we confront. This provides a comprehensive account of Kant’s anti-Cartesianism, the integrity of his three principles of causal judgment, and Kant’s account of disciminatory perceptual-motor behaviour, including both sensory reafference and perceptual affordances. Westphal then defends the significance of Kant’s subtle and illuminating account of causal judgment for three main philosophical domains: history and philosophy of science, theory of action and human freedom, and philosophy of mind. Kant’s Critical Epistemology will appeal to researchers and advanced students interested in Kant and the relations of his thought to contemporary philosophical debates and to the sciences of the mind.

Kant and the Continental Tradition

Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy Kant and the Reorientation of Aesthetics Finding the World Joseph ... and Superstition A Critical Study of the Four Dissertations Amyas Merivale A Guide to Kant's Psychologism via Locke ...

Kant and the Continental Tradition

Immanuel Kant’s work continues to be a main focus of attention in almost all areas of philosophy. The significance of Kant’s work for the so-called continental philosophy cannot be exaggerated, although work in this area is relatively scant. The book includes eight chapters, a substantial introduction and a postscript, all newly written by an international cast of well-known authors. Each chapter focuses on particular aspects of a fundamental problem in Kant’s and post-Kantian philosophy, the problem of the relation between the world and transcendence. Chapters fall thematically into three parts: sensibility, nature and religion. Each part starts with a more interpretative chapter focusing on Kant’s relevant work, and continues with comparative chapters which stage dialogues between Kant and post-Kantian philosophers, including Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Jean-François Lyotard, Luce Irigaray and Jacques Derrida. A special feature of this volume is the engagement of each chapter with the work of the late British philosopher Gary Banham. The Postscript offers a subtle and erudite analysis of his intellectual trajectory, philosophy and mode of working. The volume is dedicated to his memory.

The Sole Fact of Pure Reason

Kant's Quasi-Ontological Argument for the Categorical Imperative Deryck Beyleveld, Marcus Düwell. Schönecker, Dieter. (2013). ... A Guide to Kant's Psychologism: via Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Wittgenstein. New York/ Abingdon,Oxon: ...

The Sole Fact of Pure Reason

This book presents a comprehensive analysis of Kant’s justification of the categorical imperative. The book contests the standard interpretation of Kant’s views by arguing that he never abandoned his view about this as expressed in his Groundwork. It is distinctive in the way in which it places Kant’s argument in the context of his transcendental philosophy as a whole, which is essential to understand it as an argument from within human agential self-understanding. The book reviews that existing literature, then presents a logical construction of Kant’s argument, which it defends by examining what Kant has to say about synthetic a priori practical propositions in the context of his transcendental philosophy as a whole, and by a detailed examination of how he presents his argument in the Second Critique and the Groundwork. Particular attention is given to the views of two scholars who share many of the views expressed in this book: Klaus Steigleder and Michael Wolff. Special attention is also given to the views of Owen Ware, who, while sharing many of our arguments has a very different overall view. The concluding chapter provides a statement about the validity of Kant’s argument.

Space Time and the Origins of Transcendental Idealism

Immanuel Kant's Philosophy from 1747 to 1770 Matthew Rukgaber. Vinci, Thomas. 2015. Space, Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories. ... A Guide to Kant's Psychologism. New York: Routledge. Westphal, Kenneth.

Space  Time  and the Origins of Transcendental Idealism

This book provides an account of the unity of Immanuel Kant’s early metaphysics, including the moment he invents transcendental idealism. Matthew Rukgaber argues that a division between “two worlds”—the world of matter, force, and space on the one hand, and the world of metaphysical substances with inner states and principles preserved by God on the other—is what guides Kant’s thought. Until 1770 Kant consistently held a conception of space as a force-based material product of monads that are only virtually present in nature. As Rukgaber explains, transcendental idealism emerges as a constructivist metaphysics, a view in which space and time are real relations outside of the mind, but those relations are metaphysically dependent on the subject. The subject creates the simple “now” and “here,” thus introducing into the intrinsically indeterminate and infinitely divisible continua of nature a metric with transformation rules that make possible all individuation and measurement.

Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth Century British and German Aesthetics

... Emotions, and Superstition A Critical Study of the Four Dissertations Amyas Merivale A Guide to Kant's Psychologism via Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Wittgenstein Wayne Waxman Kant and the Continental Tradition Sensibility, Nature, ...

Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth Century British and German Aesthetics

This volume re-examines traditional interpretations of the rise of modern aesthetics in eighteenth-century Britain and Germany. It provides a new account that connects aesthetic experience with morality, science, and political society. In doing so, it challenges long-standing teleological narratives that emphasize disinterestedness and the separation of aesthetics from moral, cognitive, and political interests. The chapters are divided into three thematic parts. The chapters in Part I demonstrate the heteronomy of eighteenth-century British aesthetics. They chart the evolution of aesthetic concepts and discuss the ethical and political significance of the aesthetic theories of several key figures: namely, the third Earl of Shaftesbury, David Hume, and Adam Smith. Part II explores the ways in which eighteenth-century German, and German-oriented, thinkers examine aesthetic experience and moral concerns, and relate to the work of their British counterparts. The chapters here cover the work of Kant, Moses Mendelssohn, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, and Madame de Staël. Finally, Part III explores the interrelation of science, aesthetics, and a new model of society in the work of Goethe, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Friedrich Hölderlin, and William Hazlitt, among others. This volume develops unique discussions of the rise of aesthetic autonomy in the eighteenth century. In bringing together well-known scholars working on British and German eighteenth-century aesthetics, philosophy, and literature, it will appeal to scholars and advanced students in a range of disciplines who are interested in this topic.

The Experiential Turn in Eighteenth Century German Philosophy

... Emotions, and Superstition A Critical Study of the Four Dissertations Amyas Merivale A Guide to Kant's Psychologism via Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Wittgenstein Wayne Waxman Kant and the Continental Tradition Sensibility, Nature, ...

The Experiential Turn in Eighteenth Century German Philosophy

This collection of essays challenges the prevailing assumption that eighteenth-century German philosophy prior to Kant was largely defined by post-Leibnizian rationalism and, accordingly, a low esteem of the cognitive function of the senses. It does so by highlighting the various ways in which eighteenth-century German philosophers reconceived the notion and role of experience in their efforts to identify, defend, and contest the contribution of sensibility to disciplines such as metaphysics, theology, the natural sciences, psychology, and aesthetics. Engaging in depth with Tschirnhaus, Wolff, the Wolffians, eclecticism, Popularphilosophie, the Berlin Academy, Tetens, and Kant, its thirteen chapters present a more nuanced understanding of the German reception of British and French ideas and dismiss the prevailing view that German philosophy was largely isolated from European debates. Moreover, the book introduces a number of relatively unknown, but highly relevant philosophers and developments to non-specialized scholars and contributes to a better understanding of the richness and complexity of the German Enlightenment.

Kant and the Empiricists

There is one further objection to Kant's psychologism with respect to time that I need to address before proceeding. The objection is motivated by a conviction that, so far as ideality is concerned, the cases of space and time cannot be ...

Kant and the Empiricists

Waxman presents an ambitious and comprehensive attempt to link the philosophies of the British empiricists - Locke, Berkeley, Hume - with that of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant.

Introducing Semiosic Translation

A Guide to Kant's psychologism via Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Wittgenstein. New York and London: Routledge. Welby, Victoria. 1983 [1903]. What is Meaning? Studies in the development ofSignificance. Reprint of the edition London, 1903, ...

Introducing Semiosic Translation


Husserl A Guide for the Perplexed

This is the point at which Husserl's argument departs from the standard neo-Kantian responses to psychologism. While the neoKantians recognized the conflation of the is and the 'ought prevalent in psychologism (i.e. argument (1)), ...

Husserl  A Guide for the Perplexed

Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to fathom, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material. Edmund Husserl's work is a cornerstone of Continental philosophy and the phenomenological tradition. Husserl stands as a key influence on such major philosophers as Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre, and is required reading for anyone studying phenomenology and European philosophy of the last 100 years. However, the complex ideas central to his work, and the rather convoluted language in which they are expressed, mean that arriving at a full and clear understanding of Husserlian phenomenology is no small undertaking. Husserl: A Guide for the Perplexed addresses directly those major points of difficulty faced by students of Husserl and leads them expertly through the maze of complex ideas and language. In identifying and working through common sources of confusion arising from Husserl's philosophy, the book builds up a comprehensive and authoritative overview of his thought and, more broadly, of phenomenology itself. The text covers the central tenets of phenomenology, Husserl's work on consciousness, and key philosophical topics in Husserl, including psychologism, intersubjectivity, the lifeworld and the crisis of the sciences.

Kant s Critique of Pure Reason An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide Douglas Burnham. could be thought, but objects themselves could not be cognised; rather, objects still have to be given empirically. IMPORTANT NOTE: The governing principle of this book is that it will ...

Kant s Critique of Pure Reason  An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

Everything you need to know about Kant's Critique of Pure Reason in one volume. The Critique is one of the most written-about texts in the history of philosophy, however, it is also notoriously difficult to read. Burnham and Young unravel Kant's text passage-by-passage, making the reading and appreciation of the primary work achievable. Designed to be read alongside Kant, this approach will be helpful for students and lecturers alike.

Kant s Aesthetic Epistemology Form and World

For Strawson, Kant's supposed psychologism amounts to the claim that the mind imposes form on matter.23 While Pippin concurs that Kant's position is ultimately subjectivist, he insists that it is a concern with the 'activity of the ...

Kant s Aesthetic Epistemology  Form and World

Drawing on resources from both the Analytical and Continental traditions, Form and World argues that a comprehension of Kant's aesthetics is necessary for grasping the scope and force of his epistemology. Fiona Hughes draws on phenomenological and aesthetic resources to bring out the continuing relevance of Kant's project. One of the difficulties faced in reading the Critique of Pure Reason is finding a way of reading the text as one continuous discussion. This book offers a reading at each stage of Kant's epistemological argument, showing how various elements of Kant's argument, often thought of as extraneous or indefensible, can be integrated. This incisive study, arguing for the centrality of aesthetics in philosophy, and within experience in general, challenges a blind spot in the Anglo-American tradition of philosophy and will contribute to a growing interest in the general significance of aesthetic culture.

Kant s Philosophical Revolution

A Short Guide to the Critique of Pure Reason Yirmiyahu Yovel ... to understand this text as promoting a subjective idealism or psychologism, which Kant strongly disowned, he dropped the A Deduction from the revised edition of the book.

Kant s Philosophical Revolution

A short, clear, and authoritative guide to one of the most important and difficult works of modern philosophy Perhaps the most influential work of modern philosophy, Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is also one of the hardest to read, since it brims with complex arguments, difficult ideas, and tortuous sentences. In this short, accessible book, eminent philosopher and Kant expert Yirmiyahu Yovel helps readers find their way through the maze of Kant's classic by providing a clear and authoritative summary of the entire work. The distillation of decades of studying and teaching Kant, Yovel's "systematic explication" untangles the ideas and arguments of the Critique in the order in which Kant presents them. The result is an invaluable guide for philosophers and students.

Philosophy Psychology and Psychologism

His view of epistemology as science self-applied, and his corresponding conclusion about the explanatory utility of meanings, has interesting parallels here to Kantian themes. For at least one important link that connects a tradition ...

Philosophy  Psychology  and Psychologism

This book presents a remarkable diversity of contemporary opinions on the prospects of addressing philosophical topics from a psychological perspective. It considers the history and philosophical merits of psychologism, and looks systematically at psychologism in phenomenology, cognitive science, epistemology, logic, philosophy of language, philosophical semantics, and artificial intelligence.

The Revolutionary Kant

These guide Kant in his later construction of the proofs and at this stage they are merely listed. ... been rejected for their psychologism, and more generally for their circularity and lack of explanatory force, but Kant's emphasis on ...

The Revolutionary Kant

The Revolutionary Kant offers a new appreciation of Kant’s classic, arguing that Kant's reform of philosophy was far more radical than has been previously understood. The book examines his proposed revolutionary reform — to abandon traditional metaphysics and point philosophy in a new direction — and contends that critics have misrepresented conflicts between Kant and his predecessors. Kant, Bird argues, was not a flawed innovator but an advocate of a new philosophical project, one that began to be appreciated only in the twentieth century.

Hegel s Transcendental Ontology

This is a turn away from Kant's psychologism and its substitution with the ontological vision, according to which neither the subject nor the object is seen as the grounding principle of reality. Instead, Hegel offers the fundamental ...

Hegel s Transcendental Ontology

This book argues that the Doctrine of the Concept is the centerpiece of Hegel’s philosophical system and, through a close analysis of this final part of the Science of Logic, presents a detailed account of the key features of Hegel’s ontology.

Frege A Guide for the Perplexed

Edward Kanterian. another idea etc.). ... The analogy is beautiful, but it does not vindicate his psychologism. ... To think is to manipulate signs, at the very least to speak with oneself (a view also expressed in Kant 1798:86).

Frege  A Guide for the Perplexed

A guide to the thought and ideas of Gottlob Frege, one of the most important but also perplexing figures in the history of analytic philosophy.

A Guide to the Phenomenology of Religion

Rather, they are judged with respect to a Kantian a priori 'idea' of religion, which forms the basis on which all historical ... is so strong that 'it is impossible to relinquish this whole area to a mere psychologism' (1991: 34).

A Guide to the Phenomenology of Religion

Provides an introduction and overview to the Phenomenology of Religion through describing, analysing and evaluating the ideas of key thinkers in the phenomenology of religion. This book also examines the thinking of scholars within the Dutch, British and North American 'schools' of religious phenomenology.