Mind 125 (497):95-144 (2016)

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Colin McLear
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
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Call the idea that states of perceptual awareness have intentional content, and in virtue of that aim at or represent ways the world might be, the ‘Content View.’ I argue that though Kant is widely interpreted as endorsing the Content View there are significant problems for any such interpretation. I further argue that given the problems associated with attributing the Content View to Kant, interpreters should instead consider him as endorsing a form of acquaintance theory. Though perceptual acquaintance is controversial in itself and in attribution to Kant, it promises to make sense of central claims within his critical philosophy
Keywords Kant  perception  mental representation  content  concepts  transcendental deduction  conceptualism  nonconceptualism
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DOI 10.1093/mind/fzv191
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