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The Metaphysics of Transcendental Subjectivity

Descartes, Kant and W. Sellars

The Metaphysics of Transcendental Subjectivity by Joseph Claude Evans
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The general topic of this book is the metaphysics of the subject in Kantian transcendental philosophy. A critical appreciation of Kant's achievements requires that we be able to view Kant's positions as transformations of pre-Kantian philosophy, and that we understand the ways in which contemporary philosophy changes the letter of Kantian thought in order to be true to its spirit in a new philosophical horizon. Descartes is important in two respects. One the one hand, he institutes a philosophical movement which can be said to culminate in Kant; on the other hand, Descartes is one of the major opponents against whom Kant argues in establishing his own position. In either case, the Cartesian cogito is a central concern. Wilfred Sellars restates and transforms Kantian positions in the context of contemporary philosophy after the "linguistic turn", using the Platonic metaphor that thought is similar to discourse.
John Benjamins Publishing Company; January 1984
152 pages; ISBN 9789027286413
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Title: The Metaphysics of Transcendental Subjectivity
Author: Joseph Claude Evans