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Kant and the Science of Logic: A Historical and Philosophical Reconstruction

Huaping Lu-Adler


This book is both a history of philosophy of logic told from the Kantian viewpoint and a reconstruction of Kant’s theory of logic from a historical perspective. Kant’s theory represents a turning point in a history of philosophical debates over the following questions: (1) Is logic a science, instrument, standard of assessment, or mixture of these? (2) If logic is a science, what is the subject matter that differentiates it from other sciences, particularly metaphysics? (3) If logic is a necessary instrument to all philosophical inquiries, how is it so entitled? (4) If logic is both a science ... More

Keywords: Kant, general logic, transcendental logic, applied logic, Aristotelian logic, history of logic, philosophy of logic, science, metaphysics, ontology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190907136
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190907136.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Huaping Lu-Adler, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University