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Kant's Transcendental Deduction: An Analytical-Historical Commentary

Henry E. Allison


This work is an analytical and historical commentary on Kant’s transcendental deduction of the pure concepts of the understanding in the Critique of Pure Reason. Rather than providing a new solution to an old problem it addresses a new problem (the role of a priori concepts or categories stemming from the nature of the understanding in grounding this objectivity), and it traces the line of thought that led Kant to the recognition of the significance of this problem in his “pre-critical” period. It locates four decisive steps in this process: the recognition that sensibility and understanding a ... More

Keywords: apperception, categories, discursivity thesis, experience, imagination, necessary, objectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198724858
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724858.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry E. Allison, author
University of California, San Diego and Boston University