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Presents novel readings by acclaimed Kant scholars of Kant's still controversial doctrine of idealism
First publication uniquely dedicated to Kant's idealism
Focuses on hitherto neglected relation between Kant's idealism and his transcendental logic
This key collection of essays sheds new light on long-debated controversies surrounding Kant’s doctrine of idealism and is the first book in the English language that is exclusively dedicated to the subject. Well-known Kantians Karl Ameriks and Manfred Baum present their considered views on this most topical aspect of Kant's thought. Several essays by acclaimed Kant scholars broach a vastly neglected problem in discussions of Kant's idealism, namely the relation between his conception of logic and idealism: The standard view that Kant's logic and idealism are wholly separable comes under scrutiny in these essays. A further set of articles addresses multiple facets of the notorious notion of the thing in itself, which continues to hold the attention of Kant scholars. The volume also contains an extensive discussion of the often overlooked chapter in the Critique of Pure Reason on the Transcendental Ideal. Together, the essays provide a whole new outlook on Kantian idealism. No one with a serious interest in Kant's idealism can afford to ignore this important book.
Preface.- About the Contributors.- Kant’s Idealism: the Current Debate. An Introductory Essay; Dennis Schulting.- Part I: Interpreting Transcendental Idealism.- Kant’s Idealism on a Moderate Interpretation; Karl Ameriks.- Objects and Objectivity in the First Critique; Manfred Baum.- Transcendental Idealism in the Critique of the Power of Judgment; Ido Geiger.- Part II: Transcendental Idealism & Logic.- Transcendental Idealism and the Transcendental Deduction; Lucy Allais.- Transcendental Idealism and Transcendental Apperception; Gary Banham.- Marks, Images, and Rules: Concepts and Transcendental Idealism; Steven M. Bayne.- Discursivity and Transcendental Idealism; Marcel Quarfood.- Limitation and Idealism: Kant’s ‘Long’ Argument from the Categories; Dennis Schulting.- Part III: Transcendental Idealism & The Thing In Itself.- Appearance, Thing-In-Itself, and the Problem of the Skeptical Hypothesis; Dietmar H. Heidemann.- Thinking the In-Itself and its Relation to Appearances; Christian Onof.- How to Account for Reason’s Interest in an Ultimate Prototype? A Note on Kant’s Doctrine of the Transcendental Ideal; Jacco Verburgt.- Index.