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Patricia Kitcher

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199754823

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.001.0001

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Rationalist Metaphysics of Mind

Rationalist Metaphysics of Mind

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Kant’s Thinker

Patricia Kitcher (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter situates Kant’s theory of the ‘I-think’ in the context of Rationalist theories of the soul. It lays out Leibniz’s metaphysics of the ‘soul,’ which Kant transforms in accord with his project of ‘scientific’ metaphysics into an epistemological claim that rational cognition requires the use of an ‘I-concept.’ It also presents debates about the nature of mental powers and faculties and summarizes some of the views of Rational Psychology that Kant criticizes in the Paralogisms.

Keywords:   Leibniz, soul, powers and faculties, Rational Psychology

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