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Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and his Realism

Lucy Allais


This book presents an interpretation of Kant’s transcendental idealism. It argues that his distinction between things in themselves and things as they appear to us has both epistemological and metaphysical components. He is committed to a genuine idealism about things as they appear to us, but this is not a phenomenalist idealism. He is committed to the claim that there is an aspect of reality that grounds mind-dependent spatio-temporal objects, and which we cannot cognize, but he does not assert the existence of distinct non-spatio-temporal objects. It is argued that we cannot understand Kant ... More

Keywords: transcendental idealism, idealism, Kant, Transcendental Aesthetic, Transcendental Deduction, intuition, things in themselves, phenomenalist, empirical reality, experience-transcendent

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198747130
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747130.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy Allais, author
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg / University of California, San Diego