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Transcendental Arguments : Problems and Prospects - Robert Stern

Transcendental Arguments

Problems and Prospects

By: Robert Stern (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 1999
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Fourteen new essays by a distinguished team of authors offer a broad and stimulating re-examination of transcendental arguments. This is the philosophical method of arguing that what is doubted or denied by the opponent must be the case, as a condition for the possibility of experience, language, or thought. The line-up of contributors features leading figures in the field from both sides of the Atlantic; they discuss the nature of transcendental arguments, and consider their role and value. In particular, they consider how successful such arguments are as a response to sceptical problems. The editor's introduction provides historical context and philosophical orientation for the discussions. This is the first major appraisal of transcendental arguments since the 1970s; they have continued to play a significant role in philosophy, and recent developments in epistemology and metaphysics have raised new questions and challenges for them. Transcendental Arguments will be essential reading for anyone interested in this area of philosophy, and the starting-point for future work.

'This admirable and continuously interesting collection of papers shows that discussion of transcendental arguments is not merely of historical or Kantian interest. It also makes its case that this is an area where new and convincing things can still be said.' * Ross Harrisson, European Journal of Philosophy *

Introduction
Induction and Transcendental Argument
Kant and the Problem of Induction: A Reply to Walker
On Kant's Response to Hume: The Second Analogy as Transcendental Argument
Transcendental Arguments and the Inference to Reality: A Reply to Stern
Self-Directed Transcendental Arguments
Transcendental Arguments, Reason, and Scepticism: Contemporary Debates and the Origins of Post-Kantianism
From Kant to Fichte: A Reply to Franks
The Goal of Transcendental Arguments
Modest Transcendental Arguments and Sceptical Doubts: A Reply to Stroud
Transcendental Arguments and Non-Naturalist Anti-Realism
Causation and Subjectivity
Transcendental Arguments from Content Externalism
Content Externalism and Cartesian Scepticism: A Reply to Brueckner
Conative Transcendental Arguments and the Question Whether There Can Be External Reasons
References
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780198238379
ISBN-10: 0198238371
Series: Mind Association Occasional (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.62