Critical Essay on Dennis Schulting’s “Kant’s Radical Subjectivism”

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In his new book, Kant’s Radical Subjectivism, Schulting provides a rigorous and persuasive account of the core themes of the Transcendental Deduction. I have learnt a great deal from this work, and I am sympathetic to many of its points. In this response, however, I think it will be most interesting to concentrate on two issues where Schulting and I disagree, and where that disagreement has important structural consequences. The first issue concerns the role of objectivity in Kant’s argument, the second the prospects for nonconceptualism. I shall begin by summarising Schulting’s stance on each. I will then explain where we differ and why it matters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - May 2018


  • Kant
  • Nonconceptualism
  • Conceptualism
  • Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804
  • Non-conceptualism
  • Apperception


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