In the English-speaking philosophy of the second half of the 20th century, Peter F. Strawson’s Individuals and The Bounds of Sense mark a return to metaphysics following the attacks on it by the logical positivists. In so doing, Strawson’s two masterly books played a complex mediating role between analytical philosophy and Kantian criticism. In the course of years various objections have been raised against Strawson’s reconstructive project in The Bounds of Sense. In what follows the focus will be only on two criticisms: that the various Kantian transcendental arguments reconstructed by Strawson could only ever establish that we must believe certain things to be the case, not that they are the case; and that Strawson wrongly dismisses transcendental idealism.

Marraffa, M. (2012). A Commentary on The Bounds of Sense by Peter F. Strawson. HUMANA.MENTE, 21, 191-196.

A Commentary on The Bounds of Sense by Peter F. Strawson

MARRAFFA, MASSIMO
2012-01-01

Abstract

In the English-speaking philosophy of the second half of the 20th century, Peter F. Strawson’s Individuals and The Bounds of Sense mark a return to metaphysics following the attacks on it by the logical positivists. In so doing, Strawson’s two masterly books played a complex mediating role between analytical philosophy and Kantian criticism. In the course of years various objections have been raised against Strawson’s reconstructive project in The Bounds of Sense. In what follows the focus will be only on two criticisms: that the various Kantian transcendental arguments reconstructed by Strawson could only ever establish that we must believe certain things to be the case, not that they are the case; and that Strawson wrongly dismisses transcendental idealism.
Marraffa, M. (2012). A Commentary on The Bounds of Sense by Peter F. Strawson. HUMANA.MENTE, 21, 191-196.
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