Date of Award

Spring 1999

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor


Second Advisor

Tenske, Roland J.

Third Advisor

Prendergast, Thomas L.


There is perhaps no issue more central to Kant's critical philosophy, nor one which can elicit fundamental problems of interpretation more clearly, than the question of the nature and status of the self or subject. This claim may appear somewhat hyperbolic given the relative paucity of works in Kant scholarship dedicated to his conception of the subject. But the centrality of this notion to Kant's thought is indicated through its connection to one of the fundamental projects of the three Critiques: to provide an intensive, sustained analysis of experience. Each Critique examines a dimension of experience--cognitive, moral, or aesthetic--and attempts to establish the conditions that make it possible...



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