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Thinking the In-itself and Its Relation to Appearances

  • Christian Onof
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Part of the The New Synthese Historical Library book series (SYNL, volume 66)

Abstract

The impetus for this paper is the question of how to think of the in-itself and its role in Transcendental Idealism. This is only an issue if Kant’s claim that the in-itself exists has more than a methodological meaning, so the paper will start by emphasizing the metaphysical dimension of the enterprise of the Critique of Pure Reason (CPR).

Keywords

Intuitive Representation Transcendental Idealism Transcendental Argument Empirical Object Conceptual Determination 
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Abbreviations

CTP

Causal Theory of Perception

TI

Transcendental Idealism

TR

Transcendental Realism

TUA

Transcendental Unity of Apperception

Notes

Acknowledgments

I am grateful to Manfred Baum and Gary Banham for comments on a previous oral version of this paper, and indebted to Dennis Schulting and his in-depth knowledge of the literature for commenting on this paper with thoughtful insights.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophySchool of Social Science, Birkbeck College, University of LondonLondonUK

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