Philosophy Faculty Publications

Title

Kant and Wittgenstein: Common Sense, Therapy, and the Critical Philosophy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Publication Source

Philosophia

Abstract

Kant’s reputation for making absolutist claims about universal and necessary conditions for the possibility of experience are put here in the broader context of his goals for the Critical philosophy. It is shown that within that context, Kant’s claims can be seen as considerably more innocuous than they are traditionally regarded, underscoring his deep respect for “common sense” and sharing surprisingly similar goals with Wittgenstein in terms of what philosophy can, and at least as importantly cannot, provide.

Inclusive pages

1-20

ISBN/ISSN

0048-3893

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Springer

Volume

37

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes

Keywords

Kant, Common sense, Metaphysical modesty, Wittgenstein