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Three myths about Kant's second antinomy

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This article challenges three widespread assumptions about Kant’s argument for the antithesis of the Second Antinomy. The first assumption is that this argument consists of an argument for the claim that “[no] composite thing in the world consists of simple parts”, and a logically independent argument for the claim that “nothing simple exists anywhere in the world”. The second assumption is that when Kant argues that “[no] composite thing in the world consists of simple parts”, he is making a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1515/agph-2019-2006

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Oxford college:
Christ Church, Trinity College
Department:
Oxford
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Walter de Gruyter Publisher's website
Journal:
Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie Journal website
Volume:
101
Issue:
2
Pages:
258-279
Publication date:
2017-07-01
Acceptance date:
2016-09-20
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EISSN:
1613-0650
ISSN:
0003-9101
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687983
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pubs:687983
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uuid:392c243f-8599-4318-a481-0f3723dc81c0
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pubs:687983
Deposit date:
2019-08-06

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