Bodies in Prolegomena §13: Noumena or Phenomena?

Kanterian, Edward (2013) Bodies in Prolegomena §13: Noumena or Phenomena? Hegel Bulletin, 34 (02). pp. 181-202. ISSN 2051-5367. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1017/hgl.2013.11) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article discusses Kant's transcendental idealism in relation to his perplexing use of ‘body’ and related terms in Prolegomena §13. Here Kant admits the existence of bodies external to us, although unknown as what they might be in themselves. It is argued that we need to distinguish between a phenomenal and a noumenal use of ‘body’ to make sense of Kant's argument. The most important recent discussions of this passage, i.e., Prauss (1977), Langton (1998) and Bird (2006), are presented and shown to suffer from both systematic and exegetical shortcomings. The article is a contribution to understanding the nature of Kant's transcendental idealism, defending the view, especially against Prauss and Bird, that Kant is committed to the existence of things in themselves.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: N.G. Isaeva
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2014 13:47 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2015 08:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42334 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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