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How are Concepts of Objects Possible?

Hubert Schwyzer

in The Unity of Understanding

Published in print February 1990 | ISBN: 9780198248293
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191681110 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248293.003.0002
How are Concepts of Objects Possible?

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This chapter discusses the possibility of having concepts of objects. Here the discussion includes Kant's views and his distinction between judgment and understanding. This distinction seems to indicate that Kant is saying that it is in general one thing to have a concept or to understand a rule, and a completely different thing to be able to apply that concept or rule to anything. This statement from Kant is also under some criticism, especially by Jonathan Bennett, who believes that it is ‘unacceptable’.

Keywords: concepts of objects; Kant; distinction; judgment; understanding; Jonathan Bennett; criticism

Chapter.  8993 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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