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The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science

Kant and the Double Government Methodology

Supersensibility and Method in Kant’s Philosophy of Science

Authors: Butts, Robert E.

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This is a book about dreaming and knowing, and about thinking that one can ascertain the difference. It is a book about the Bernards of the world who would have us believe that there is a humanly uncreated world existing en Boi that freely dis­ closes its forever fixed ontology, even though they too must accept that -many of the worlds we make as we try to under­ stand ourselves are counterfeit. It is a book about the real estate of the human mind. The book is about Leibniz and Kant, and about methods of science. It is also about what is now called pseudo-science. It tries to show how Kant struggled to mark the limits of the humanly knowable, and how thi s strug­ gle involved him in trying to answer questions of importance then and now. Some are philosophers' questions: the epistemo­ logical status of mathematics, the role of space and time in knowing, the nature of the conceptual constraints on our ef­ forts to hypothesize the possible. Some are questions of per­ ennial human interest: Can spirits exist? How is the soul re­ lated to the body? How can we legitimately talk about God, if at all? Finally, Kant teaches that these are all questions bearing on our entitlements in claiming to know. Leibniz fashioned a way of talking about nature and super­ nature that I call the Double Government Methodology.

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`... a serious and ambitious book, and one which can be strongly recommended.'
British Journal for Philosophy of Science (September 1986)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kant and the Double Government Methodology
Book Subtitle
Supersensibility and Method in Kant’s Philosophy of Science
Authors
Series Title
The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
24
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-6393-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-6393-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-1760-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-2384-0
Series ISSN
1566-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 340
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