Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding

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Oxford University Press, Jul 7, 2005 - Philosophy - 648 pages
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Wayne Waxman here presents an ambitious and comprehensive attempt to link the philosophers of what are known as the British Empiricists--Locke, Berkeley, and Hume--to the philosophy of German philosopher Immanuel Kant. Much has been written about all these thinkers, who are among the most influential figures in the Western tradition. Waxman argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, Kant is actually the culmination of the British empiricist program and that he shares their methodological assumptions and basic convictions about human thought and knowledge.
 

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Contents

The Emergence of Kants Transcendental Psychologism
1
Lockes New Model Philosophy From the Metaphysics of Substance to the Psychology of Human Understanding
117
Berkeleys Modest Proposal A World of Ideas
243
Humes Affective Affinities Associative Attraction by Reflexive Projection
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Wayne Waxman is author of Kant's Model of the Mind (OUP 1991) and Hume's Theory of Consciousness (Cambridge 1994).

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