Hatfield, G. (2003): What were kant's aims in the deduction

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  author = {Hatfield, Gary},
  title = {What Were Kant’s Aims in the Deduction},
  shorttitle = {What Were Kant’s Aims in the Deduction},
  journal = {Philosophical Topics},
  volume = {31},
  number = {1/2, Modern Philosophy},
  pages = {165–198},
  year = {2003},
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Nice and clear discussion of the aims of the Deduction, with really extensive footnotes that offer a useful literature survey of different takes on the aims and arguments of the Deduction.

Main claims is that the primary aim of the Deduction argument (most plausibly the B-Deduction) is to prove the ‘restriction thesis’

Restriction thesis:
the proper use of the categories in attaining metaphysical knowledge is restricted to (actual and possible) experience. The central theoretical claims of previous metaphysics are thus rendered void. [@hatfield2003a, 166]

I find the restriction thesis plausible, though perhaps not as the primary aim of the Deduction.

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