Kant's disproof of materialism and empiricism Materialists argue that in essence we are no more than our bodies. Empiricists such as Hume ruled out the possible influence of anything transcendental in our perception of objects.
But that position was disproven by Kant, for example in his transcdendent deduction of the role of the self in perception http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant-transcendental/ in which cognitive science and philosophers such as Dennett and Chalmers seems to have overlooked the critical importance of the transcendental. As a result, Kant gave this argument against materialism and empiricism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanuel_Kant "Kant proposed a "Copernican Revolution-in-reverse", saying that: Up to now it has been assumed that all our cognition must conform to the objects [materialism and positivism] but ... let us once try whether we do not get farther with the problems of metaphysics by assuming that the objects must conform to our cognition[transcendental idealism]." Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000] See my Leibniz site at http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.