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I, Me, Mine: Back to Kant, and Back Again

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2017.10.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Béatrice Longuenesse, I, Me, Mine: Back to Kant, and Back Again, Oxford University Press, 2017, 257pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199665761. Reviewed by Patricia Kitcher, Columbia University This book makes important contributions to three interrelated projects: contemporary work in philosophy of mind that draws on the Strawsonian and Wittgensteinean traditions of Kant interpretation, the interpretation of Kant's complex theories of the 'I think,' and the relation of Kant's theories to 20th and 21st century psychological accounts of mental unity and development. Béatrice Longuenesse's goal is to show that Kant's analyses of the necessary role of 'I' representations and thoughts in cognition are philosophically correct by contrasting them with the best contemporary alternatives. She then uses later work in psychology to show that his theories cannot be dismissed as noumenal fairytales. This ambitious project. . .

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