The Bounds of Sense
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Cover of the first edition
|Subject||Critique of Pure Reason|
|Pages||296 (1975 edition)|
The Bounds of Sense is a critical reading of Kant's text (referring to parts of it as proceeding "by a non sequitur of numbing grossness"), 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 Bounds of Sense, along with Jonathan Bennett's Kant's Analytic (Cambridge, 1966), reinvigorated Kant studies.
- 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
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