The Metaphysics of Transcendental Subjectivity

Descartes, Kant and W. Sellars

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The general topic of this book is the metaphysics of the subject in Kantian transcendental philosophy. A critical appreciation of Kant's achievements requires that we be able to view Kant's positions as transformations of pre-Kantian philosophy, and that we understand the ways in which contemporary philosophy changes the letter of Kantian thought in order to be true to its spirit in a new philosophical horizon. Descartes is important in two respects. One the one hand, he institutes a philosophical movement which can be said to culminate in Kant; on the other hand, Descartes is one of the major opponents against whom Kant argues in establishing his own position. In either case, the Cartesian cogito is a central concern. Wilfred Sellars restates and transforms Kantian positions in the context of contemporary philosophy after the "linguistic turn", using the Platonic metaphor that thought is similar to discourse.
[Bochumer Studien zur Philosophie, 5]  1984.  xii, 138 pp.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: B.R. Grüner Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
1
Chapter I. Notes on the History of the Linguistic Model
A. Plato
3
B. Aristotle
5
C. Augustine and Aquinas
7
D. William of Ockham
8
E. Suarez
10
F. Conclusion
11
Chapter II. Descartes
Introduction
13
A. Cogitatio and self-awareness
15
B. Excursus: The paradox of self-consciousness
17
C. Self-awareness and the cogito, ergo sum
18
D. Excursus: The Cartesian circle
20
E. Cogitatio and idea
24
F. Ideas objective and the linguistic model
27
G. Thought and the causal order
30
H. Conclusion
33
Chapter III. Leibniz
A. The concept of representation and the metaphysics of the monad
35
B. Sentiment and apperception: an ambiguity
37
C. Two forms of apperception
39
D. Pure apperception and the concept of the monad
42
E. Conclusion
43
Chapter IV. Kant
Introduction
45
A. Two senses of Anschauung
46
B. From formal to transcendental logic
57
C. The Transcendental Deduction
66
D. The Kantian metaphysics of the thinking subject
78
E. Summary and transition
83
Chapter V. Sellars
Introduction
85
A. The phenomenology of semantic discourse
86
B. Transcendental pragmatics?
89
C. The intentionalist thesis
90
D. Linguistic rules
92
E. The Ryleian Myth
95
F. Conclusion: The Ryleian Myth and the metaphysics of the subject
104
Appendix: Notes on Phenomenological Theories of Judgment and Science
107
Notes
115
Bibliography
129
Index
135
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