Reflections On Kant’s Concept Of Space

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 34 (1):45-57 (2003)
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In this paper, I investigate an important aspect of Kant’s theory of pure sensible intuition. I argue that, according to Kant, a pure concept of space warrants and constrains intuitions of finite regions of space. That is, an a priori conceptual representation of space provides a governing principle for all spatial construction, which is necessary for mathematical demonstration as Kant understood it.Author Keywords: Kant; Space; Pure sensible intuition; Philosophy of mathematics.



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Kant on the `symbolic construction' of mathematical concepts.Lisa Shabel - 1998 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 29 (4):589-621.

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