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An Analysis of the Paralogism of Pure Reason, Clarendon, Oxford.
If, however, this passage progresses out of the pornographic image toward a kind of seductive paralogism wholly within language, it is nonetheless not accidental that Sorrentino chooses to set the stage for this movement with an initial scene of "sodomy.
Insofar as the Paralogism exceeds reason by conflating two distinct senses of the name "I," the Critique deflates the "I" by paralyzing it.
An examination of the Second Paralogism reveals, however, that the apparently critical prohibition against positive claims identifying the soul's simplicity as the substantial ground for the unity of conceptual knowledge harbors an implicit idealism that must be rejected.
00--Dyck's detailed historical study places Kant's critical philosophy and his treatment of the soul, particularly in the Paralogisms in the Critique of Pure Reason, in the context of eighteenth-century German philosophy.
In fact, in 'The Paralogism of Pure Reason', 'The Antinomy of Pure Reason', and the 'Ideal of Pure Reason', Kant cast many doubts on the epistemological value of pure reason.
Here, Kant's rejection of knowledge about a Cartesian soul-substance in the First Paralogism is particularly engaging, as is the discussion of the antinomies.
This essay examines Kant's account in the First Paralogism of how these two elements combine to produce the doctrine that the soul is a substance.
This is explicitly ruled out by the First Paralogism.
Although the Fourth Paralogism is not, as it stands, an effective anti-skeptical argument, it does contain the two elements necessary to construct such an argument, namely, the thesis of the immediacy of outer perception and the view that the Evil Genius hypothesis implies an illegitimate inquiry into the nature of the thing in itself.
A defense of the fourth paralogism starts with a close analysis of Kant's treatment of human embodiment.
Most importantly, two distinct meanings of "I think" need be distinguished: (1) in the Transcendental Deduction "I think" is the act of apperception; (2) in the Transcendental Deduction and in the section of Paralogisms "I think" is taken in its representational nature.