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Kant's doctrine of transcendental illusion [electronic resource] /
Michelle Grier.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
description
xiii, 315 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521663245 (hbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
isbn
0521663245 (hbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8127243
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-311) and index.
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
This major study of Kant provides a detailed examination of the doctrine of transcendental illusion in his theoretical philosophy. The author argues that we cannot understand Kant unless we take seriously his claim that the mind inevitably acts in accordance with ideas and principles that are 'illusory'.
Description for Library
This major study of Kant provides a detailed examination of the development and function of the doctrine of transcendental illusion in his theoretical philosophy. The author argues that we cannot understand Kant unless we take seriously his claim that the mind inevitably acts in accordance with ideas and principles that are 'illusory'. Taking this claim seriously, we can make much better sense of Kant's arguments and reach a deeper understanding of the role he allots human reason in science.
Main Description
This major study of Kant provides a detailed examination of the development and function of the doctrine of transcendental illusion in his theoretical philosophy. The author shows that a theory of 'illusion' plays a central role in Kant's arguments about metaphysical speculation and scientific theory. Indeed, she argues that we cannot understand Kant unless we take seriously his claim that the mind inevitably acts in accordance with ideas and principles that are 'illusory'. Taking this claim seriously, we can make much better sense of Kant's arguments and reach a deeper understanding of the role he allots human reason in science.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Note on references and translations
Introduction
Kant's Discovery of Metaphysical Illusion
Metaphysical error in the pre-critical works
The Inaugural Dissertation
Fallacies and Illusions in the Critique of Pure Reason
The transcendental employment of the understanding and the conflation of appearances and things in themselves
Transcendental illusion
The Dialectical Influences of Pure Reason
Rational psychology and the pseudo-rational idea of the soul
Rational cosmology and the pseudo-empirical idea of the world
Rational theology and the pseudo-rational idea of God
Illusion and Systematicity
The regulative employment of reason
Conclusion
Selected bibliography
Index
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