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Kant’s Thinker

Patricia Kitcher


The book presents Kant’s theory of the cognitive subject. It begins by setting the stage for his discussions of the unity and power of ‘apperception’ by presenting the attempts of his predecessors to explain the nature of the self and of self-consciousness, and the relation between self-consciousness and object cognition. The central chapters lay out the structure of the transcendental deduction, the argument from cognition to the necessary unity of apperception, and the relations among his theories of the unity and power of apperception, the ‘psychological ideal,’ and the ‘noumenal’ self. Lat ... More

Keywords: Kant, Rational Psychologists, apperception, object cognition, transcendental arguments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199754823
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Kitcher, author
Columbia University
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