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Kant and the Demands of Self-Consciousness

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  • Date Published: February 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521630771

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  • Pierre Keller examines Kant's theory of self-consciousness and argues that it succeeds in explaining how both subjective and objective experience are possible. He argues for a new understanding of Kant's conception of self-consciousness as the capacity to abstract not only from what one happens to be experiencing, but also from one's own personal identity. By developing this new interpretation he is able to argue that transcendental self-consciousness underwrites a general theory of objectivity and subjectivity at the same time.

    • Important contribution to the debate about Kant
    • Written with clarity: accessible to upper-level students
    • Striking new interpretation which takes issue with some of the leading work on Kant
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    "Keller (Univ. of California, Riverside) offers an original reading of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason that combines thematic focus and comprehensive scope." Choice

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    • Date Published: February 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521630771
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Introducing apperception
    3. Concepts, laws, and the recognition of objects
    4. Self-consciousness and the demands of judgement in the B-deduction
    5. Self-consciousness and the unity of intuition: completing the B-deduction
    6. Time-consciousness in the analogies
    7. Causal laws
    8. Self-consciousness and the pseudo-discipline of transcendental psychology
    9. How independent is the self from the body?
    10. The argument against idealism
    11. Empirical realism and transcendental idealism
    Conclusion.

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    Pierre Keller, University of California, Riverside

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