Die Spontaneität des Verstandes bei Kant und einigen Neokantianern
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CitationBoyle, Matthew. 2015. “Die Spontaneität Des Verstandes Bei Kant Und Einigen Neokantianern.” Deutsche Zeitschrift Für Philosophie 63 (4) (January 1). doi:10.1515/dzph-2015-0050.
AbstractKant famously characterizes our human understanding as a “spontaneous” faculty, but what can this mean? I criticize some recent interpretations of Kant’s claim and suggest that we can only understand what Kant means by “the spontaneity of understanding” if we recognize certain basic differences between how Kant conceived of cognition and how philosophers commonly think of it today. I go on to argue that Kant’s conception of cognition represents an appealing alternative to the unsatisfying options that contemporary ways of thinking seem to force on us.
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