Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and His Realism

2016.05.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lucy Allais, Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and His Realism, Oxford University Press, 2015, 329pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.05.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lucy Allais, Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and His Realism, Oxford University Press, 2015, 329pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198747130. Reviewed by Kris McDaniel, Syracuse University This book is terrific. In it one finds a plausible account of transcendental idealism, supported by arguments that are refreshingly clear yet powerful. It provides an excellent overview of a wide range of competing interpretations, each of which is sympathetically presented but also subjected to serious objections. It would be near impossible to survey all the ways in which Kant's transcendental idealism has been interpreted, but this book provides an excellent overview of many of them, and hence is welcome resource for both beginners and experts. Although some of these interpretations, e.g., Kant as a phenomenalist, are decisively refuted, Allais is rhetorically temperate throughout. Finally, it is a pleasure to read, and how. . .

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