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Description - Presuppostion & Transcendental Inference by Humphrey Palmer

Originally published in 1985. This book is about a single famous line of argument, pioneered by Descartes and deployed to full effect by Kant. That argument was meant to refute scepticism once and for all, and make the world safe for science. 'I think, so I exist' is valid reasoning, but circular as proof. In similar vein, Kant argues from our having a science of geometry to Space being our contribution to experience: a different conclusion, arrived at by a similar fallacy. Yet these arguments do show something: that certain sets of opinions, if professed, show an inbuilt inconsistency. It is this second-strike capacity that has kept transcendental arguments going for so long.

Attempts to re-build metaphysics by means of such transcendental reasoning have been debated. This book offers an introduction to the field, and ventures its own assessment, in non-technical language, without assuming previous training in logic or philosophy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780367426262
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 218
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2021
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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