Transcendental Idealism and Empirical Realism

There is confusion on Kant’s Transcendental because we think that it means that it contradicts Empirical Realism.  Quoting from Kant in the CPR, Transcendental Idealism is defined as I understand by the transcendental idealism of all appearances [Erscheinungen] the doctrine that they are all together to be regarded as mere representations and not as things in themselves […]

Engstrom, Lecture 2

Introduction – Kant’s Conception of Metaphysics + the ‘Copernican Revolution’ [B1-B10] (Note by RJ) Lecture 2: Is metaphysics possible as a science?(8/30/16) What are the general conditions under which knowledge is possible at all? Do the claims of speculative metaphysics meet these conditions? The answer to the first question, given in the analytic, is long […]

Engstrom, Lecture 1

Prefaces – The Problem of Metaphysics  (Notes provided by RJ) Lecture 1: Context for the CPR and Kant’s notion of Metaphysics(8/28/16) Kant’s five stages in the development of metaphysics Metaphysics as a natural disposition in common human reason Metaphysics is a natural disposition for humans. God, immortality, and freedom are the primary objects of interest […]

Some 3:AM Interviews of Note

Bob Hale, Frege and Necessary Beings [Interview at 3:AM] Paul Russell, Hume’s Irreligious Core [Interview at 3:AM] Karl Ameriks, Kant’s Historical Turn [Interview at 3:AM] Tim Lewens, Evolution, Bioethics and Human Nature [Interview at 3:AM] Dan Robinson, Keeping the Manifest Image in Mind [Interview at 3:AM] Mohan Matthen, On Perception, Aesthetics, Etc. Etc. [Interview at […]