Transcendental Idealism

Transcendental idealism is a doctrine founded by German philosopher Immanuel Kant in the 18th century. Kant's doctrine maintains that human experience of things is similar to the way they appear to us — implying a fundamentally subject-based component, rather than being an activity that directly (and therefore without any obvious causal link) comprehends the things as they are in and of themselves.

Read more about Transcendental Idealism:  Background, Kant, Historical Parallels, Schopenhauer, P. F. Strawson, Henry Allison, Opposing Realism

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... Transcendental idealism the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and later Kantian and German Idealist philosophers a view according to which our experience is not about the things as they are in ... It differs from standard (empirical) idealism in that it does not claim that the objects of our experiences would be in any sense within our mind ... Transcendental idealism denies that we could have knowledge of the thing in itself ...

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