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Is Kant’s transcendental deduction of the categories fit for purpose?

Gomes, Anil (2010) Is Kant’s transcendental deduction of the categories fit for purpose? Kantian Review 15 (2), pp. 118-137. ISSN 1369-4154.

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Abstract

James Van Cleve has argued that Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of the categories shows, at most, that we must apply the categories to experience. And this falls short of Kant’s aim, which is to show that they must so apply. In this discussion I argue that once we have noted the differences between the first and second editions of the Deduction, this objection is less telling. But Van Cleve’s objection can help illuminate the structure of the B Deduction, and it suggests an interesting reason why the rewriting might have been thought necessary.

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Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 08:59
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2922

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