Kant’s Transcendental Deduction

An Analysis of Main Themes in His Critical Philosophy

  • Robert Howell

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 222)

About this book


The argument of the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories in the Critique of Pure Reason is the deepest and most far-reaching in philosophy. In his new book, Robert Howell interprets main themes of the Deduction using ideas from contemporary philosophy and intensional logic, thereby providing a keener grasp of Kant's many subtleties than has hitherto been available. No other work pursues Kant's argument through every twist and turn with the careful, logically detailed attention maintained here. Surprising new accounts of apperception, the concept of an object, the logical functions of thought, the role of the Metaphysical Deduction, and Kant's relations to his Aristotelian-Cartesian background are developed. Howell makes a precise contribution to the discussion of most of the disputed issues in the history of Deduction interpretation. Controversial in its conclusions, this book demands the attention of all who take seriously the task of understanding Kant's work and evaluating it dispassionately.


Cartesian Immanuel Kant Interpretation bibliography concept history history of literature interpret issue knowledge logic object philosophy reason structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Howell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyState University of New York at AlbanyUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4114-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8020-5
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