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Transcendental arguments and the concept of self-refutation

Whewell, David Anthony


The overall aim of this thesis is to find out whether any version of the transcendental method could be made to yield conclusions which are both factual and indubitably certain. In other words, could any sense be given to the notion of an a priori-synthetic principle, and if so, could such a principle be arrived at by means of a transcendental deduction? An affirmative answer is given to both these questions. Part I. “The search for a transcendental proof “. I try to show that although Kant...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-08-21
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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