Kant and Contemporary Epistemology

Kant and Contemporary Epistemology

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From the mid-1960s, after the important works by J. Hintikka, S. Koerner, W. Sellars and P.F. Strawson, there has been a marked revival of Kantian epistemological thought. Against this background, featuring fruitful exchange between historical research and theoretical prospects, the main point of the book is the discussion of Kantian theory of scientific knowledge from the perspective of present-day analytical philosophy and philosophy of empirical and mathematical sciences. The main topics are the problem of a priori knowledge in logic, mathematics and physics, the distinction between analytic and synthetic judgments, the constitution of physical objectivity and the questions of realism and truth, the Kantian conception of time, causal laws and induction, the relations between Kantian epistemological thought, relativity theory, quantum theory and some recent developments of philosophy of science.
The book is addressed to research workers, specialists and scholars in the fields of epistemology, philosophy of science and history of philosophy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 379 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 1,650g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1994 ed.
  • XI, 379 p.
  • 0792326814
  • 9780792326816

Table of contents

1. Editor's Preface; P. Parrini. Science and God: the Topology of the Kantian World; G. Buchdahl. 3. Kant and the Twentieth Century; M. Friedman. 4. The Origins of the A Priori; C. Peacocke. 5. On Kant's Philosophy of Mathematics from a Present-Day Perspective; S. Koerner. 6. Analytic and Synthetic Judgements in Type Theory; P. Martin-Loef. 7. Logic and its Place in Nature; N. Tennant. 8. Constitution of Objects in Kant's Philosophy and in Modern Physics; P. Mittelstaedt. 9. Kant and the Quantum Theory; G.G. Brittan, Jr. 10. The Late Kant and the Twentieth Century Physics; V. Mathieu. 11. The Problem of Realism and the A Priori; P.F. Strawson. 12. Objectivity and Realism; W. Carl. 13. On Kant's Theory of Knowledge: Truth, Form, Matter; P. Parrini. 14. Kantian Argument, Conceptual Capacities, and Invulnerability; B. Stroud. 15. The Unity of Science and the Unity of Nature; Ph. Kitcher. 16. Induction as Unification: Kant, Whewell, and Recent Developments; R.E. Butts. 17. Causality and Causal Laws in Kant: a Critique of Michael Friedman; H.E. Allison. 18. The Holistic Character of Kantian Intuition; R.E. Aquila. 19. Understanding Apperception Today; K. Ameriks. 20. Kant's Revolutionary Reconstruction of the History of Philosophy; E. Bencivenga. Index.
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