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Kant and Contemporary Epistemology : The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science - Paolo Parrini

Kant and Contemporary Epistemology

The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science

By: Paolo Parrini (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1994
ISBN: 9780792326816
Number Of Pages: 379

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From the mid-1960s, after the important works by J. Hintikka, S. KArner, W. Sellars and P.F. Strawson, there has been a marked revival of Kantian epistemological thought. Against this background, featuring fruitful exchange between historical research and theoretical prospects, the main point of the book is the discussion of Kantian theory of scientific knowledge from the perspective of present-day analytical philosophy and philosophy of empirical and mathematical sciences. The main topics are the problem of a priori knowledge in logic, mathematics and physics, the distinction between analytic and synthetic judgments, the constitution of physical objectivity and the questions of realism and truth, the Kantian conception of time, causal laws and induction, the relations between Kantian epistemological thought, relativity theory, quantum theory and some recent developments of philosophy of science. The book is addressed to research workers, specialists and scholars in the fields of epistemology, philosophy of science and history of philosophy.

Preface
Science and God: The Topology of the Kantian Worldp. 1
Kant and the Twentieth Centuryp. 27
The Origins of the A Priorip. 47
On Kant's Philosophy of Mathematics from a Present-Day Perspectivep. 73
Analytic and Synthetic Judgements in Type Theoryp. 87
Logic and Its Place in Naturep. 101
The Constitution of Objects in Kant's Philosophy and in Modern Physicsp. 115
Kant and the Quantum Theoryp. 131
The Late Kant and the Twentieth Century Physicsp. 157
The Problem of Realism and the A Priorip. 167
Objectivity and Realismp. 175
On Kant's Theory of Knowledge: Truth, Form, Matterp. 195
Kantian Argument, Conceptual Capacities, and Invulnerabilityp. 231
The Unity of Science and the Unity of Naturep. 253
Induction as Unification: Kant, Whewell, and Recent Developmentsp. 273
Causality and Causal Laws in Kant: A Critique of Michael Friedmanp. 291
The Holistic Character of Kantian Intuitionp. 309
Understanding Apperception Todayp. 331
Kant's Revolutionary Reconstruction of the History of Philosophyp. 349
Indexp. 361
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ISBN: 9780792326816
ISBN-10: 0792326814
Series: The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 379
Published: 31st May 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.65