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  • The New Anti-Kant
    Palgrave. 2014.
    Finally available in English, Príhonský's New Anti-Kant is an inescapable book for anyone interested in Kant's Critical philosophy. It provides a concise and systematic recapitulation of Bolzano's insightful, trenchant criticisms of Kant, and provides a fresh window into historical developments in 19th century post-Kantian philosophy
  • The Place of Logic in Kant's Philosophy
    In Matthew C. Altman (ed.), The Palgrave Kant Handbook, Palgrave. pp. 165-87. 2017.
    This chapter spells out in detail how Kant’s thinking about logic during the critical period shapes the account of philosophy that he gives in the Critiques. Tolley explores Kant’s motivations behind his formation of the idea of a new “transcendental” logic, drawing out in particular how he means to differentiate it from the traditional “merely formal” approaches to logic, insofar as transcendental logic investigates not just the basic forms of the activity of thinking but also its basic content…Read more
  • The Relation between Ontology and Logic in Kant
    In Sally Sedgwick & Dina Emundts (eds.), Logik / Logic, De Gruyter. pp. 75-98. 2017.
  • Kant on the Content of Cognition
    European Journal of Philosophy 22 (2): 200-228. 2014.
    I present an argument for an interpretation of Kant's views on the nature of the ‘content [Inhalt]’ of ‘cognition [Erkenntnis]’. In contrast to one of the longest standing interpretations of Kant's views on cognitive content, which ascribes to Kant a straightforwardly psychologistic understanding of content, and in contrast as well to the more recently influential reading of Kant put forward by McDowell and others, according to which Kant embraces a version of Russellianism, I argue that Kant's …Read more
  • I argue for a new delimitation of what Kant means by ‘cognition [Erkenntnis]’, on the basis of the intermediate, transitional place that Kant gives to cognition in the ‘progression [Stufenleiter]’ of our representations and our consciousness of them. I show how cognition differs from mental acts lying earlier on this progression—such as sensing, intuiting, and perceiving—and also how cognition differs from acts lying later on this progression—such as explaining, having insight, and comprehending…Read more
  • The Context of the Development of Carnap’s Views on Logic up to the Aufbau
    Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 18 187-212. 2016.
  • P. Garavaso and N. Vassallo, Frege on Thinking and its Epistemic Significance (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2017. 2017.
  • The Relation between Ontology and Logic in Kant
    Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus 12 75-98. 2016.
  • Hegel and Kant on reason and the unconditioned
    Hegel Studien 50 131-141. 2017.
  • Between ‘perception’ and understanding, from Leibniz to Kant
    Estudos Kantianos 4 (2): 71-98. 2016.
  • Husserl’s Philosophy of the Categories and His Development toward Absolute Idealism
    Grazer Philosophische Studien 94 (3): 460-493. 2017.
  • Frege's Elucidatory Holism
    Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 54 (3): 226-251. 2011.
    Abstract I argue against the two most influential readings of Frege's methodology in the philosophy of logic. Dummett's ?semanticist? reading sees Frege as taking notions associated with semantical content?and in particular, the semantical notion of truth?as primitive and as intelligible independently of their connection to the activity of judgment, inference, and assertion. Against this, the ?pragmaticist? reading proposed by Brandom and Ricketts sees Frege as beginning instead from the indepen…Read more
  • Bolzano and Kant on the Nature of Logic
    History and Philosophy of Logic 33 (4): 307-327. 2012.
    Here I revisit Bolzano's criticisms of Kant on the nature of logic. I argue that while Bolzano is correct in taking Kant to conceive of the traditional logic as a science of the activity of thinking rather than the content of thought, he is wrong to charge Kant with a failure to identify and examine this content itself within logic as such. This neglects Kant's own insistence that traditional logic does not exhaust logic as such, since it must be supplemented by a transcendental logic that will …Read more
  • Kant on the Content of Cognition
    European Journal of Philosophy 20 (4): 200-228. 2012.
    I present an argument for an interpretation of Kant's views on the nature of the ‘content [Inhalt]’ of ‘cognition [Erkenntnis]’. In contrast to one of the longest standing interpretations of Kant's views on cognitive content, which ascribes to Kant a straightforwardly psychologistic understanding of content, and in contrast as well to the more recently influential reading of Kant put forward by McDowell and others, according to which Kant embraces a version of Russellianism, I argue that Kant's …Read more
  • Review: Dickerson, Kant on Representation and Objectivity_ (review)
    Philosophy in Review 24 (6): 405-407. 2004.
  • The Generality of Kant's Transcendental Logic
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (3): 417-446. 2012.
  • Kant's Elliptical Path (review)
    Philosophical Review 124 (4): 578-582. 2015.
  • Bolzano and Kant on the place of subjectivity in a Wissenschaftslehre
    Grazer Philosophische Studien 85 (1): 63-88. 2012.
    Throughout his career, Bolzano presents his account of knowledge and science as an alternative to 'the Critical philosophy' of Kant and his followers. The aim of this essay is to evaluate the success of Bolzano's own account—and especially, its heavy emphasis on the objectivity of cognitive content—in enabling him to escape what he takes to be the chief shortcomings of the 'subjective idealist philosophy'. I argue that, because Bolzano's own position can be seen to be beset by problems that are …Read more
  • Review of: Richard L. Mendelsohn, The Philosophy of Gottlob Frege (review)
    Philosophy in Review 26 (1): 49-52. 2006.
  • Review: Melnick, Arthur, Themes in Kant's Metaphysics and Ethics (review)
    Philosophy in Review 25 (3): 196-198. 2005.
  • Kant on the nature of logical laws
    Philosophical Topics 34 (1/2): 371-407. 2006.
  • Kant and the Normativity of Logic
    In Valerio Rohden, Ricardo R. Terra, Guido A. de Almeida & Margit Ruffing (eds.), Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants: Akten des X. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses, De Gruyter. 2008.
  • Richard L. Mendelsohn, The Philosophy of Gottlob Frege (review)
    Philosophy in Review 26 49-52. 2006.
  • Kant on the Generality of Logic
    In Margit Ruffing, Claudio La Rocca, Alfredo Ferrarin & Stefano Bacin (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Kant Congress. Vol. 2, De Gruyter. pp. 431-442. 2013.
  • There has been considerable recent debate about whether Kant's account of intuitions implies that their content is conceptual. This debate, however, has failed to make significant progress because of the absence of discussion, let alone consensus, as to the meaning of in this context. Here I try to move things forward by focusing on the kind of content associated with Frege's notion of, understood as a mode of presentation of some object or property. I argue, first, that Kant takes intuitions to…Read more
  • Sandra Lapointe , Bolzano's Theoretical Philosophy: An Introduction . Reviewed by (review)
    Philosophy in Review 34 (1-2): 87-90. 2014.