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Kant’s OrganicismEpigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy$
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Jennifer Mensch

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226021980

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226022031.001.0001

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From the Unity of Reason to the Unity of Race

From the Unity of Reason to the Unity of Race

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(p.92) Five From the Unity of Reason to the Unity of Race
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Kant’s Organicism
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Jennifer Mensch

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226022031.003.0006

This chapter discusses Kant’s account of cognition, in which he identified the work done to connect concepts and objects, in particular, as that which had cost him “the greatest labor.” Kant explained that there were in fact two parts to this discussion: “The one refers to the objects of pure understanding, and is intended to expound and render the objective validity of its a priori concepts.” As for the second part, Kant explained that this part “seeks to investigate the pure understanding itself, its possibility and the cognitive faculties upon which it rests; and so deals with it in its subjective aspect.” Kant emphasized the independence of these two parts, insisting that “the objective deduction with which I am here chiefly concerned retains its full force even if my subjective deduction should fail to produce that complete conviction for which I hope.”

Keywords:   cognition, concepts, subjective deduction, objects, pure understanding

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