Space, Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories

2015.12.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas C. Vinci, Space, Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories, Oxford University Press, 2015, 251pp.,
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2015.12.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas C. Vinci, Space, Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories, Oxford University Press, 2015, 251pp., $78.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199381166. Reviewed by Jeffrey L. Wilson, Loyola Marymount University Thomas C. Vinci's book is a deep and densely argued contribution to the debate in Kant scholarship between conceptualism and nonconceptualism, the position that there can be no perception for Kant without the influence of the categories and the alternative position that there can be such perception. The territory upon which Vinci adjudicates this debate is the Transcendental Deduction, and he develops the toolkit for interpreting the Deduction by a careful and insightful new analysis of Kant's transcendental exposition of space and the role of geometry within it. Beginning with a prelude on Leibniz's argument for the best possible world, Vinci sets out to answer the question, "Why [for. . .

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