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Kant’s Modal Metaphysics

Nicholas F. Stang


This book is a study of Kant’s theory of possibility, starting from the so-called ‘pre-Critical’ period of the 1750s and 1760s, through the Critical system of philosophy Kant published in the 1780s and the early 1790s. It discusses Kant’s confrontation with the ontological theory of all possible beings shared by many of his rationalist predecessors, his own positive theory of possibility in the 1760s, and his distinctively Critical theory of possibility in the 1780s. It argues that the key to understanding both the change and the continuity between Kant’s pre-Critical and his Critical theory o ... More

Keywords: Kant, modality, pre-Critical period, Critical period, possibility, necessity, existence, actuality, necessary existence, transcendental philosophy, ontology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198712626
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712626.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas F. Stang, author
University of Toronto