This book offers an array of important perspectives on Kant and nonconceptualism from some of the leading scholars in current Kant studies. As well as discussing the various arguments surrounding Kantian nonconceptualism, the book provides broad insight into the theory of perception, philosophy of mind, philosophy of mathematics, epistemology, and aesthetics.
His idealism aside, Kantian nonconceptualism is the most topical contemporary issue in Kant’s theoretical philosophy. In this collection of specially commissioned essays, major players in the current debate, including Robert Hanna and Lucy Allais, engage with each other and with the broader literature in the field addressing all the important aspects of Kantian nonconceptualism. Among other topics, the authors analyse the notion of intuition and the conditions of its generation, Kant’s theory of space, including his pre-Critical view of space, the relation between nonconceptualism and the Transcendental Deduction, and various challenges to both conceptualist and nonconceptualist interpretations of Kant. Two further chapters explore a prominent Hegelian conceptualist reading of Kant and Kant’s nonconceptualist position in the Third Critique. The volume also contains a helpful survey of the recent literature on Kant and nonconceptual content.
Kantian Nonconceptualism provides a comprehensive overview of recent perspectives on Kant and nonconceptual content, and will be a key resource for Kant scholars and philosophers interested in the topic of nonconceptualism.
Dennis Schulting is former Assistant Professor of Metaphysics and its History at the University of Amsterdam and obtained his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Warwick, England, in 2004. He specialises in Kant and German Idealism. He has published in leading journals such as the Philosophical Review, Kantian Review, Kant-Studien, and Kant Yearbook, and has contributed essays to multiple book volumes. He is the author of two monographs on Kant’s Transcendental Deduction: Kant’s Deduction and Apperception: Explaining the Categories (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and the forthcoming Kant’s Radical Subjectivism: Perspectives on the Transcendental Deduction (Palgrave Macmillan). He is also the editor of The Bloomsbury Companion to Kant (2nd ed; Bloomsbury, 2015) and co-editor of Kant’s Idealism: New Interpretations of a Controversial Doctrine (Springer, 2011).