Beyond the Myth of the Myth: A Kantian Theory of Non-Conceptual Content


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Robert Hanna
University of Colorado, Boulder
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In this essay I argue that a broadly Kantian strategy for demonstrating and explaining the existence, semantic structure, and psychological function of essentially non-conceptual content can also provide an intelligible and defensible bottom-up theory of the foundations of rationality in minded animals. Otherwise put, if I am correct, then essentially non-conceptual content constitutes the semantic and psychological substructure, or matrix, out of which the categorically normative a priori superstructure of epistemic rationality and practical rationality - Sellars's "logical space of reasons" - grows.
Keywords Kant  Selllars  Conceptualism  Non-conceptualism  Myth of the given
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DOI 10.1080/09672559.2011.595187
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