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Kant and Idealism

Tom Rockmore


This book examines one of the great lacunae of contemporary philosophical discussion—idealism. Addressing the widespread confusion about the meaning and use of the term, the book surveys and classifies some of its major forms, giving particular attention to Kant. It argues that Kant provides the all-important link between three main types of idealism: those associated with Plato, the new way of ideas, and German idealism. The book also makes a case for the contemporary relevance of at least one strand in the tangled idealist web, a strand most clearly identified with Kant: constructivism. In t ... More

Keywords: idealism, Kant, Plato, ideas, German realism, constructivism, metaphysical realism, knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780300120080
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300120080.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Rockmore, author