Strawson and Kant

Hardcover | June 14, 2004

EditorHans-Johann Glock

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Sir Peter Strawson is not just among the greatest living philosophers, but also the leading proponent of analytic Kantianism. His seminal Individuals rehabilitated metaphysics as a respectable enterprise within analytic philosophy. It also inaugurated a distinctly Kantian project - descriptivemetaphysics - and placed the idea of transcendental arguments at the centre of epistemological, metaphysical, and methodological debate. This was followed by The Bounds of Sense, a brilliant and provocative discussion of the First Critique which continues to influence Kant scholarship by way ofinspiration and opposition alike. While there have been anthologies on Strawson and on transcendental arguments, this is the first book to cover Strawson's relation to Kant as a whole. It combines Strawson's own account of that relation with papers by eminent pupils, admirers and critics. Among the contributors are leading Kantscholars, metaphysicians and historians of analytic philosophy. The papers divide into three kinds. Some of them (Strawson, Glock, Hacker, Bird, Cassam, Stroud) deal with general questions concerning the nature of Strawson's Kantianism and of his rehabilitation of metaphysics. Some (Westphal,Rosefeldt, de Gaynesford, Allison, Forster) are devoted to more specific topics in Kant. In others, (Grundmann and Misselhorn, Stern, Hyman), the focus is more on Strawson than on Kant. The collection ranges from Kant interpretation and the history of analytic philosophy through philosophical logic, metaphysics, and epistemology to the philosophy of mind and aesthetics. In this, it reflects the range of Strawson's own philosophical interests and achievements. The questionsdiscussed are of central importance not just to Kant scholarship but also to contemporary analytic philosophy. They include the question of whether philosophy can achieve a priori insights and whether these insights concern reality or our way of thinking about reality, the nature of the self, thecharacter of aesthetic appreciation and of perception, and the prospects for meeting the challenge of scepticism.

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Sir Peter Strawson is not just among the greatest living philosophers, but also the leading proponent of analytic Kantianism. His seminal Individuals rehabilitated metaphysics as a respectable enterprise within analytic philosophy. It also inaugurated a distinctly Kantian project - descriptivemetaphysics - and placed the idea of transc...

Hans-Johann Glock is in the Department of Philosophy, University of Reading.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.74 inPublished:June 14, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Notes on ContributorsIntroduction1. P. F. Strawson: A Bit of Intellectual Autobiography2. Hans-Johann Glock: Strawson and Analytic Kantianism3. P. M. S. Hacker: On Strawson's Rehabilitation of Metaphysics4. Graham Bird: Kant's and Strawson's Descriptive Metaphysics5. Quassim Cassam: A Priori Concepts6. Barry Stroud: The Synthetic A Priori in Strawson's Kantianism7. Kenneth R. Westphal: Epistemic Reflection and Transcendental Proof8. Tobias Rosefeldt: Kant's Self: Real Identity and Logical Identity9. Maximilian de Gaynesford: Kant and Strawson on the First Person10. Henry E. Allison: Reflective Judgement and the Application of Logic to Nature: Kant's Deduction of the Principle of Purposiveness as an Answer to Hume11. Eckart Forster: Strawson on Aesthetic Judgement in Kant12. Thomas Grundmann and Catrin Misselhorn: Transcendental Arguments and Realism13. Robert Stern: On Strawson's Naturalistic Turn14. John Hyman: The Evidence of our SenseIndex