Kants Transcendental Psychology by Patricia Kitcher

Kants Transcendental Psychology

byPatricia Kitcher

Paperback | September 1, 1993

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 310 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


For the last 100 years historians have denigrated the psychology of the Critique of Pure Reason. In opposition, Patricia Kitcher argues that we can only understand the deduction of the categories in terms of Kant's attempt to fathom the psychological prerequisites of thought, and that thisinvestigation illuminates thinking itself. Kant tried to understand the "task environment" of knowledge and thought: Given the data we acquire and the scientific generalizations we make, what basic cognitive capacities are necessary to perform these feats? What do these capacities imply about theinevitable structure of our knowledge? Kitcher specifically considers Kant's claims about the unity of the thinking self; the spatial forms of human perceptions; the relations among mental states necessary for them to have content; the relations between perceptions and judgment; the malleabilityessential to empirical concepts; the structure of empirical concepts required for inductive inference; and the limits of philosophical insight into psychological processes.

About The Author

Patricia Kitcher is at University of California, San Diego.
Kant's Thinker
Kant's Thinker

by Patricia Kitcher


Available for download

Not available in stores

Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: Critical Essays
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: Critical Essays

by Patricia Kitcher


Available for download

Not available in stores

Details & Specs

Title:Kants Transcendental PsychologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.27 × 5.51 × 0.79 inPublished:September 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195085639

ISBN - 13:9780195085631

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Kants Transcendental Psychology


Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"Innovative." --International Journal of Psychology