Robert DiSalle

Affiliation: 

Western Ontario

Kantian and post-Kantian approaches to scientific representation

Kant’s account of the foundations of science foundered, according to a wide- spread and plausible view, because of the progress of science in the century following his death. Non-Euclidean geometry emerged not only as a rigorous part of mathematics, but also as an empirically possible description of the space of our experience; Euclidean geometry therefore could no longer be defended as expressing the necessary form of our spatial intuition.