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The Normativity Objection

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199754823
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199855889 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0013
The Normativity Objection

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This chapter considers another venerable objection to Kant’s theory of cognition: it is guilty of psychologism. The chapter defends the theory by showing that it can account for the normativity of cognition and, further, that the use of cognitive norms requires Kantian apperception. In a brief appendix, I contrast my interpretation of Kant’s views on concept formation with those of Béatrice Longuenesse.

Keywords: normativity; psychologism; concept formation; Béatrice Longuenesse

Chapter.  10082 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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