Mark Pickering

Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, Boston University

Junior Visiting Fellow
(September 2010 – June 2011)


Kant‘s Phenomenalism:
Apriority, Necessity, and Psychologism in the First Critique

What if Kant‘s transcendental idealism is a unique form of phenomenalism? Thus interpreted, both transcendental idealism and phenomenalism become more plausible. Such interpretation clarifies in what sense transcendental idealism does not rely on psychologism. Also, Kant‘s notion of the concept of an object provides an answer to traditional objections to phenomenalism.