The Constraints of Experience

Paul Gilbert and Kathleen Lennon

in The World, the Flesh and the Subject

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780748614981
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652495 | DOI:
The Constraints of Experience

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This chapter explains how continental thinkers have tried to expose the linkage between experience and life in virtue of which our thoughts are intelligibly constrained by what experience reveals to us. Each tries, in a different way, to escape the problem for accounts inspired by Kant – the problem of seeing our experience as something more than simply what we make of it through constituting its intentional objects, without falling back into a myth of the given that turns it into the apprehension of bare presences.

Keywords: experience; life; Kant; intentional objects

Chapter.  8714 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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