Journal of the History of Philosophy 56 (4):761-763 (2018)

Huaping Lu-Adler
Georgetown University
This book is a masterpiece on Kant's theory of analyticity. It culminates in a new story of how Kant arrived at his mature view. Here is the chief lesson of this story: "the logical conception of the analytic/synthetic distinction is the fundamental idea of analyticity involved in Kant's distinctive, critical project. … [H]is critique of metaphysics crucially depends on the logical conception and cannot be supported by its merely methodological and epistemological ancestors". This passage consolidates two leading theses of the book: Kant has three versions of the analytic/synthetic distinction: a methodological distinction between two ways of knowing, an epistemological one between two kinds of concept...
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