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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages648
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ISBN 100195177398
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Attempts to link the philosophers known as the British Empiricists - Locke, Berkeley, and Hume to the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. This work argues that Kant is actually the culmination of the British empiricist program and that he shares these thinkers' methodological assumptions and basic convictions about human thought and knowledge. Wayne Waxman, Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding, Oxford University Press, , pp, $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by Thomas Vinci, Dalhousie University. Waxman's book is a good history of philosophy but it is also a good philosophical story, one that not everyone will agree with in detail, or even broad conception (although I do), but it is an exciting story, .   Wayne Waxman's book Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understandingtakes a definite stance in this debate. According to Waxman, Kant's transcendental philosophy is a continuation of British empiricist sensibilism by non-empirical means, and even more, the culmination of this program. By Kenneth Shouler, Ph.D. Kant goes down in the history of thought as a giant. Kant declared himself neither empiricist nor rationalist but achieved a synthesis of the two in his greatest work The Critique of Pure Reason (), which marked the end of the period of the Enlightenment and began a new period of philosophy, German idealism.

  Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding eBook: Waxman, Wayne: : Kindle StoreReviews: 1. This is a solid introduction to Kant's epistemology and metaphysics. Dicker lays out the main arguments of the "Transcedental Analytic" with admirable clarity and rigor, borrowing from and modifying earlier interpreters such as Guyer, Strawson, and s: 4. With this book, you will be able to bandy Kant's Categorical Imperative round the pub after a few pints, without sounding like a pretentious tool. That won't stop you being a pretentious tool if you are one already, of course, but you won't be able to blame Kant for s: The rise and fall of British Empiricism is philosophy's most dramatic example of pushing premises to their logical--and fatal--conclusions. Born in with the appearance of Locke's Essay, Empiricism flourished as the reigning school until when Hume's Treatise strangled it with its own cinctures after a period of Berkeley's optimistic s:

Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding Oxford University Press () (Available at OUP) This book is a systematic attempt to read Kant through the British Empiricists, and the British Empiricists through Kant. It is, so far as I know, the first work of its kind, and was written in the belief that there is an affinity. Kant and the Empiricists Understanding Understanding Wayne Waxman. Waxman here presents an ambitious and comprehensive attempt to link the philosophers known as the British Empiricists--Locke, Berkeley, and Hume--to the philosophy of Immanuel Kant.   Immanuel Kant: a critique of rationalism and empiricism. Posted 03/15/ by Brady in Modern philosophy, Skepticism. 5 Comments. Immanuel Kant ( – ) was a German philosopher and prominent Enlightenment thinker who became a pivotal figure in the development of modern philosophy. Kant is similar to Plato in that he set about solving the . It argues that sensibilism, as the principle of unity, and psychologism, as the principle of continuity, connect the philosophies of John Locke, George Berkeley, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant. An understanding of the fundamental principles uniting Kant with his British Empiricist predecessors, particularly Hume, will show that the only thing that separates Kant’s positions from theirs is a source .