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Dieter Henrich’s Early Approach to the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories

Frank Rettweiler


 The anxious over-reaction against psychologism hast still shaped Dieter Henrich's early interpretation of the proof-structure of the transcendental deduction of the second edition of the Critique of Pure Reason. From this over-reaction against psychologism, the role of the concept of synthesis and the role it plays in the transcendental deduction of categories is underestimated. This underestimation of the concept of synthesis obscures the proof structure of the transcendental deduction.


Dieter Henrich; Kant's transcendental Deduction of Categories; Synthesis; transcendental psychology

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