[SydPhil] Seminar: Colin Marshall @ Wed 14 Nov 2012 15:30 (Seminars)

Gregory Strom gbstrom at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 08:30:11 AEDT 2012

Dear everyone,

Colin Marshall will present the following talk on November 14 in the
Wednesday philosophy seminar series at the University of Sydney.

Greg Strom

Why does Kant deny we can perceive necessities?

Throughout his mature philosophy, Kant relies on the principle that our
knowledge of necessity must be a priori - a principle that many
philosophers today still accept. Though Kant implies that this is a  basic
principle, I will argue that it is not. Kant's own philosophy offers three
impressive prima facie challenges to the principle, which raise the
question of why Kant accepts it. I propose what I take to be the most
plausible justification Kant might have had for the principle, and suggest
that Kant in fact accepted a weaker form of the principle than most of his
readers have assumed.

Wed 14 Nov 15:30 – 17:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
The Refectory, USYD
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