Transcendental Arguments: Problems and Prospects

Paperback | July 8, 2003

EditorRobert Stern

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Fourteen new essays by a distinguished team of authors offer a broad and stimulating re-examination of transcendental arguments. This is the philosophical method of arguing that what is doubted or denied by the opponent must be the case, as a condition for the possibility of experience,language, or thought.The line-up of contributors features leading figures in the field from both sides of the Atlantic; they discuss the nature of transcendental arguments, and consider their role and value. In particular, they consider how successful such arguments are as a response to sceptical problems. The editor'sintroduction provides historical context and philosophical orientation for the discussions. This is the first major appraisal of transcendental arguments since the 1970s; they have continued to play a significant role in philosophy, and recent developments in epistemology and metaphysics have raised new questions and challenges for them. Transcendental Arguments will be essential readingfor anyone interested in this area of philosophy, and the starting-point for future work.

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Fourteen new essays by a distinguished team of authors offer a broad and stimulating re-examination of transcendental arguments. This is the philosophical method of arguing that what is doubted or denied by the opponent must be the case, as a condition for the possibility of experience,language, or thought.The line-up of contributors f...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:July 8, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Robert Stern: Introduction2. Ralph C. S. Walker: Induction and Transcendental Argument3. Graham Bird: Kant and the Problem of Induction: A Reply to Walker4. Robert Stern: On Kant's Response to Hume: The Second Analogy as Transcendental Argument5. Mark Sacks: Transcendental Arguments and the Inference to Reality: A Reply to Stern6. Quassim Cassam: Self-Directed Transcendental Arguments7. Paul Franks: Transcendental Arguments, Reason, and Scepticism: Contemporary Debates and the Origins of Post-Kantianism8. Michael Rosen: From Kant to Fichte: A Reply to Franks9. Barry Stroud: The Goal of Transcendental Arguments10. Christopher Hookway: Modest Transcendental Arguments and Sceptical Doubts: A Reply to Stroud11. David Bell: Transcendental Arguments and Non-Naturalist Anti-Realism12. Jonathan Vogel: Causation and Subjectivity13. Anthony Brueckner: Transcendental Arguments from Content Externalism14. Gregory McCulloch: Content Externalism and Cartesian Scepticism: A Reply to Brueckner15. A. W. Moore: Conative Transcendental Arguments and the Question Whether There Can Be External ReasonsReferencesBibliographyIndex