Zeljko Loparic and the Project of a Transcendental Semantics


  • Patrícia Kauark-Leite Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG-Brazil)



Parole chiave:

Kant, Zeljko Loparic, Transcendental Semantics, Transcendental Heuristics, Theory of Concepts


The article aims to present and discuss Zeljko Loparic’s interpretation of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason as a transcendental semantics. The essay is organized in four sections. The first introductory section presents briefly the motivations of the project of a transcendental semantics. The second and third sections are devoted, respectively, to the doctrinal and heuristic canons of transcendental semantics. In the last section I try to indicate briefly some consequences of this project.

Biografia autore

Patrícia Kauark-Leite, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG-Brazil)

Patrícia Kauark-Leite is Professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG-Brazil) and a researcher of the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). She graduated at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1993) and received her PhD from École Polytechnique (Paris) in 2004. She was visiting scholar at Stanford University (2011-2012), Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (2020), University of Lisbon (2020) and University of Catania (2022). Her research interests focus on Kant’s theoretical philosophy and the significanceof his transcendental idealism for contemporary science. Her book Theorie quantique et philosophie transcendantale: dialogues possibles (Paris: Hermann, 2012) won the Prize Louis Liard (2012) from Académie des sciences morales et politiques (France) and is a reference for studies in this area.