Single Idea 22049

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism / b. Transcendental idealism]

Full Idea

The aim of transcendental idealism is to give a basis for objectivity in terms of subjectivity.

Gist of Idea

Transcendental idealism aims to explain objectivity through subjectivity


Andrew Bowie (German Philosophy: a very short introduction [2010], 1)

Book Reference

Bowie,Andrew: 'German Philosophy: very short intro' [OUP 2010], p.10

A Reaction

Hume used subjectivity to undermine the findings of objectivity. There was then no return to naive objectivity. Kant's aim then was to thwart global scepticism. Post-Kantians feared that he had failed.