The Bounds of Sense

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The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
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Author Peter Strawson
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Philosophy
Published 1966
Media type Print
Pages 296 (1975 edition)
ISBN 0 416 83560 0 (paperback)
0 416 29100 7 (paperback)

The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason is a 1966 book by Peter Strawson, a 20th-century Oxford philosopher. The book is a critical reading of Immanuel Kant's text (referring to parts of it as proceeding "by a non sequitur of numbing grossness"[1]), with an emphasis on the analytical argument of the transcendental deduction, which Strawson takes to be one of the few lasting contributions Kant made to philosophy. The title is a play on a title Kant himself proposed for the Critique of Pure Reason, with "sense" referring both to the mind and the sense faculties, and hence the bounds can be either those of reason or sensation. The book, along with Jonathan Bennett's Kant's Analytic (Cambridge, 1966), reinvigorated Kant studies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strawson, P. F. (1990), The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Routledge, p. 137, ISBN 0-415-04030-2