David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
British Journal for the History of Philosophy 12 (2):223 – 246 (2004)
Is our judgement of the truth-value of propositions subject to the will? Do we have any voluntary control over the formation of our beliefs – and if so, how does it compare with the control we have over our actions? These questions lead into interestingly unclear philosophical and psychological territory which remains a focus of debate today. I will first examine the classic early modern discussions in Descartes, Spinoza and Hume. Then I will review some relevant themes in Kant, including some lesser-known material from his lectures on ‘Logic’. Kant’s critical philosophy makes important appeal to the notion of ‘spontaneity’ or mental activity, but I argue that there are five different kinds of spontaneity in Kant which need distinguishing. I hope thus to achieve some clarification of the differences between theoretical judgements and practical decisions.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Colin McLear (2014). The Kantian (Non)‐Conceptualism Debate. Philosophy Compass 9 (11):769-790.
Similar books and articles
Jonathan Bennett (1965). A Note on Descartes and Spinoza. Philosophical Review 74 (3):379-380.
Patrick Kain (forthcoming). The Development of Kant's Conception of Divine Freedom. In Brandon Look (ed.), Leibniz and Kant. Oxford University Press
Edwin M. Curley (2001). The Immortality of the Soul in Descartes and Spinoza. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75 (27-41):27-41.
Rocque Reynolds (1999). Kant: The Audacity of Judgement. Res Publica 5 (1):67-82.
Léo Freuler (1998). Métaphysique et morale de Descartes à Kant. Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 2:219-236.
James M. Lawler (2006). Matter and Spirit: The Battle of Metaphysics in Modern Western Philosophy Before Kant. University of Rochester Press.
Rupert Clendon Lodge (1949/1968). The Great Thinkers. Port Washington, N.Y.,Kennikat Press.
Michael Della Rocca (2008). Spinoza. Routledge.
Leslie Forster Stevenson (2011). Inspirations From Kant: Essays. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads45 ( #75,553 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #289,836 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?