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dc.contributor.advisor Wood, Allen W. en
dc.contributor.author Sommerlatte, Curtis en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-16T19:15:06Z en
dc.date.available 2016-05-16T19:15:06Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-05 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/20865 en
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.) - Indiana University, Philosophy, 2016 en
dc.description.abstract I argue that Kant’s primary epistemological concern in the Critique of Pure Reason’s transcendental deduction is empirical cognition. I show how empirical cognition is best understood as “rational sensory discrimination”: the capacity to discriminate sensory objects through the use of concepts and with a sensitivity to the normativity of reasons. My dissertation focuses on Kant’s starting assumption of the transcendental deduction, which I argue to be the thesis that we have empirical cognition. I then show how Kant’s own subjective deduction fleshes out his conception of empirical cognition and is intertwined with key steps in the transcendental deduction’s arguments that the categories have objective validity and that we have synthetic a priori cognition. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher [Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University en
dc.subject Philosophy en
dc.subject Kant en
dc.subject Cognition en
dc.title The Central Role of Cognition in Kant's Transcendental Deduction en
dc.type Doctoral Dissertation en
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