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Space, Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories
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Space, Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories

Thomas C. Vinci


In section 20 in the B edition Deduction, Kant states that his purpose is achieved: to show that all intuitions in general are subject to the categories. The standard reading understands this to mean that all our representational ideas, including those originating in sense experience, are structured by categories: there are “no judgments of perception” in the doctrine of the First Critique, only judgments of experience. Against this reading the book argues that while all intuitions for Kant are unified intuitions, not all are unified by the categories, thus allowing for judgments of perception ... More

Keywords: Kant, transcendental deduction of the categories, transcendental idealism, space, geometry, concepts, imagination, appearances, representation, judgments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199381166
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381166.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas C. Vinci, author
Dalhousie University