Philosophy 290-6

Spring 2022

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-6 Graduate Seminar: Topics in Kant’s Theoretical Philosophy - The Transcendental Deduction Warren Th 2-4 Moses 234

We will discuss some of the central themes of Kant’s metaphysics and epistemology by examining the argument of the “Transcendental Deduction of the Categories” and related texts in the Critique of Pure Reason and the Prolegomena, as well as Kant’s earlier work leading up the to the Deduction. The seminar will be structured around a close reading of the primary texts, and a number of important pieces of secondary literature, including works by Henry Allison, Dieter Henrich, and Béatrice Longuenesse. The topics in Kant that I will be most concerned with include consciousness and apperception, the unity of the self, the character of conceptual representation, the notions of a category, of judgment and of the form of a judgment, and the concept of an object.

All classes at Berkeley this semester are meeting online for the first two weeks of the semester. Anyone currently enrolled, or wishing to attend this seminar with the intention of possibly auditing or enrolling, is welcome to attend the first meeting using this Zoom link:

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