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Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of this thesis was to investigate Erich Adickes' view of the problem of the existence of the thing-in-itself and of the question of whether or not some of the categorial concepts, including that of existence, apply to the things-in-themselves in Kant's philosophy. In chapter one I dealt with the·former of these two questions and I concluded, in agreement tvith Adickes, that Kant held the view that the things-in-themselves do exist in some sense of the term 'to be'. In chapter two I came to the tentative conclusion, this time disagreeing with Adickes, that the categories were not meant by Kant to apply to the in-itself. In the third chapter I briefly discussed George Schrader's views of the above outlined problems as well as some other possible alternate accounts of the matter at hand.
Nudroch, Vilem, "Adickes and Kant's Thing-in-Itself: A Preliminary Investigation" (1978). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4471.
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