Bryan Baird presently teaches in the philosophy department at the University of Georgia. His current research projects include further work on John McDowell and transcendental arguments, the nature and implications of transcendental arguments, and Kierkegaard. Other areas of interest include philosophy of mind, epistemology, and philosophy of religion.
The Transcendental Nature of Mind and World
Article first published online: 2 MAR 2010
2006 The University of Memphis
The Southern Journal of Philosophy
Volume 44, Issue 3, pages 381–398, Fall 2006
How to Cite
Baird, B. (2006), The Transcendental Nature of Mind and World. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 44: 381–398. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-6962.2006.tb00010.x
- Issue published online: 2 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 2 MAR 2010
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Critics of John McDowell's Mind and World have by and large failed to take sufficient notice of the transcendental context within which McDowell situates his work—a failure that has adversely affected their criticisms. In this paper, I make clear this transcendental context and show how it figures in the transcendental argument I see McDowell offering in Mind and World. Interpreting McDowell's argument in this way, I further argue, helps to answer some of the most pressing objections to what he is doing in Mind and World, particularly certain objections made by Robert Brandom and Hilary Putnam.