This seminal contribution to Kant studies, originally published in 1982, was the first to present a thorough survey and evaluation of Kant's theory of mind. Ameriks focuses on Kant's discussion of the Paralogisms in the Critique of Pure Reason, and examines how the themes raised there are treated in the rest of Kant's writings. Ameriks demonstrates that Kant developed a theory of mind that is much more rationalistic and defensible than most interpreters have allowed.
Karl Ameriks is Hank-McMahon Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
"Nor brief summary can do justice to Ameriks's close reasoning, complex argumentation, crucial use of Kant's precritical writings, and careful consideration of recent treatments. Yet far from making the Critique
inaccessible, Ameriks confirms what lay readers sense--that they are facing a tensed, problem-laden monument to polonged reflection."--The Review of Metaphysics