Transcendental Apperception: Consciousness or Self-Consciousness? Comments on Chapter 9 of Patricia Kitcher's Kant's Thinker

Kantian Review 19 (1):109-117 (2014)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

A core thesis of Kitcher's is that thinking about objects requires awareness of necessary connections between one's object-directed representations ‘as such’ and that this is what Kant means by the transcendental unity of apperception. I argue that Kant's main point is the spontaneity or ‘self-made-ness’ of combination rather than the requirement of reflexive awareness of combination, that Kitcher provides no plausible account of how recognition of representations ‘as such’ should be constituted and that in fact Kant himself appears to lack the theoretical resources to clearly distinguish between consciousness and self-consciousness or apperception properly so-called.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,662

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Apperception, Self-Consciousness, and Self-Knowledge in Kant.Dennis Schulting - 2017 - In Matthew Altman (ed.), The Palgrave Kant Handbook. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 139–61.
Kant’s Thinker.Patricia Kitcher - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
Non-Apperceptive Consciousness.Dennis Schulting - 2012 - In Riccardo Pozzo, Piero Giordanetti & Marco Sgarbi (eds.), Kant's Philosophy of the Unconscious. de Gruyter.
«Kant's Thinker». An Exposition.Patricia Kitcher - 2013 - Rivista di Filosofia 104 (1):24-50.
Between Wolff and Kant: Merian's Theory of Apperception.Udo Thiel - 1996 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 (2):213-232.
Kant's Transcendental Psychology.Matthew Sean Mccormick - 1995 - Dissertation, The University of Rochester
Kant’s Deduction and Apperception: Explaining the Categories.Dennis Schulting - 2012 - London and Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Analytics

Added to PP
2014-02-02

Downloads
100 (#122,445)

6 months
3 (#211,824)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Ralf Busse
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Citations of this work

Add more citations

References found in this work

Kant on Representation and Objectivity.A. B. Dickerson - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
Kant on Representation and Objectivity.Tobias Rosefeldt - 2004 - Philosophical Review 116 (3):468-470.
Kant's Copernican Revolution.Ralph C. S. Walker - 1990 - Philosophical Review 99 (3):439.

Add more references