Philosophers' Imprint 20 (26):1-38 (2020)
AbstractKant’s conception of the centrality of intellectual self-consciousness, or “pure apperception”, for scientiﬁc knowledge of nature is well known, if still obscure. Here I argue that, for Kant, at least one central role for such self-consciousness lies in the acquisition of the content of concepts central to metaphysical theorizing. I focus on one important concept, that of <substance>. I argue that, for Kant, the representational content of the concept <substance> depends not just on the capacity for apperception, but on the actual intellectual awareness of oneself in such apperception. I then defend this interpretation from a variety of objections.
Similar books and articles
Kant on Consciousness.Camilla Serck-Hanssen - 2008 - In Sara Heinämaa & Martina Reuter (eds.), Psychology and Philosophy: Inquiries into the Soul from Late Scholasticism to Contemporary Thought. Springer Verlag.
Kant and the Simple Representation “I”.Luca Forgione - 2017 - International Philosophical Quarterly 57 (2):173-194.
Transcendental Apperception: Consciousness or Self-Consciousness? Comments on Chapter 9 of Patricia Kitcher's Kant's Thinker.Ralf Busse - 2014 - Kantian Review 19 (1):109-117.
A Consciência De Si Como Sujeito: Série 2 / The self-consciousness as subject.Roberto Horácio de Sá Pereira - 2009 - Kant E-Prints 4:229-265.
Between Wolff and Kant: Merian's theory of apperception.Udo Thiel - 1996 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 (2):213-232.
The Problem of the Relationship between Apperception, Self-Consciousness and Consciousness in Kant’s Critical Philosophy.I. E. Andriianov - forthcoming - Kantian Journal:24-53.
The Principles of Apperception.Corey W. Dyck - 2017 - In Udo Thiel & Giuseppe Motta (eds.), Immanuel Kant: Die Einheit des Bewusstseins (Kant-Studien Ergänzungshefte). DeGruyter. pp. 32-46.
Apperception and Self-Consciousness in Kant and German Idealism.Dennis Schulting - 2020 - London: Bloomsbury.
The Function of Derivation and the Derivation of Functions: A Review of Schulting’s Kant’s Deduction and Apperception. [REVIEW]Corey W. Dyck - 2014 - Studi Kantiani:13-19.
Kant and the Demands of Self-Consciousness.Robert Howell - 2001 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (3):733-736.
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 Transcendental Deduction of the Categories: Unity, Representation, and Apperception.Larry Kaye - 2015 - Lexington Books.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
From Being to Acting: Kant and Fichte on Intellectual Intuition.G. Anthony Bruno - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 1:1-22.
The Content of Kant's Pure Category of Substance and Its Use on Phenomena and Noumena.James Messina - 2021 - Philosophers' Imprint 21 (29).
Kant's transcendental deduction: A cosmology of experience. by Alison Laywine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. 336pp. ISBN: 9780198748922, Hbk £60.00. [REVIEW]Dai Heide - 2021 - European Journal of Philosophy 29 (2):533-536.
Synthetic Attributes and the Schematized Categories.Maximilian Edwards - forthcoming - Kantian Review:1-20.
References found in this work
Authority and Estrangement: An Essay on Self-Knowledge.Richard Moran - 2001 - Princeton University Press.
The Concept of Mind.Gilbert Ryle - 1950 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 1 (4):328-332.
Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading.Alvin I. Goldman - 2006 - Oxford University Press USA.