Consciousness as Rule-Governed

Hubert Schwyzer

in The Unity of Understanding

Published in print February 1990 | ISBN: 9780198248293
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191681110 | DOI:
Consciousness as Rule-Governed

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This chapter discusses what the implications of Kant's failure to show why it is only judgment by means of the categories that can yield consciousness of anything are for his broader concerns about the human understanding and the nature of knowledge. Based on the discussions presented in this chapter, specifically that surrounding Wittgenstein, it is stated that resistance to the atomization of rule-following behaviour should be formed.

Keywords: Kant; judgment; consciousness; human understanding; nature of knowledge; Wittgenstein; rule-following behaviour; resistance

Chapter.  18355 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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