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Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality

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This is a book about Kant's views on causality as understood in their proper historical context. Specifically, Eric Watkins argues that a grasp of Leibnizian and anti-Leibnizian thought in eighteenth-century Germany helps one to see how the critical Kant argued for causal principles that have both metaphysical and epistemological elements. On this reading Kant's model of causality does not consist of events, but rather of substances endowed with causal powers that are exercised according to their natures and circumstances. This innovative conception of Kant's view of causality casts a light on Kant's philosophical beliefs in general, such as his account of temporality, his explanation of the reconciliation of freedom and determinism, and his response to the skeptical arguments of Hume.

Paperback book in very good condition with no signs of having been read, but minor shelf wear. There is a dedicated message on the title page, possible from the author.

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Author(s):
Eric Watkins
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521543614
ISBN-13:
9780521543613
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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This is a book about Kant's views on causality as understood in their proper historical context. Specifically, Eric Watkins argues that a grasp of Leibnizian and anti-Leibnizian thought in eighteenth-century Germany helps one to see how the critical Kant argued for causal principles that have both metaphysical and epistemological elements. On this reading Kant's model of causality does not consist of events, but rather of substances endowed with causal powers that are exercised according to their natures and circumstances. This innovative conception of Kant's view of causality casts a light on Kant's philosophical beliefs in general, such as his account of temporality, his explanation of the reconciliation of freedom and determinism, and his response to the skeptical arguments of Hume.

Paperback book in very good condition with no signs of having been read, but minor shelf wear. There is a dedicated message on the title page, possible from the author.

Author(s):
Eric Watkins
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521543614
ISBN-13:
9780521543613
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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