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Synthesis: Why and How?

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The discussions of ‘apperception’ in the transcendental deduction make constant use of an unusual and—for Kant—crucial concept, that of the ‘synthesis’ or ‘combination’ of representations. This ... More


Kant’s Thinker

Patricia Kitcher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book presents Kant’s theory of the cognitive subject. It begins by setting the stage for his discussions of the unity and power of ‘apperception’ by presenting the attempts of his predecessors to ... More


Consciousness, Self-consciousness, and Cognition

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains some of the puzzles about self-consciousness that bedeviled Locke, Leibniz, and Kant’s less well-known predecessors, Wolff, Crusius, and Merian. It presents Leibniz’s unusual ... More


Modeling the origins of object knowledge

Denis Mareschal and Andrew J. Bremner

in The Origins of Object Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199216895
eISBN:
9780191696039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216895.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Computational models can be outlined into two distinct kinds: symbolic models and connectionist models. One particular focus of computational modeling research has been the development of object ... More


The developmental origins of animal and artifact concepts

Kristin Shutts, Lori Markson, and Elizabeth S. Spelke

in The Origins of Object Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199216895
eISBN:
9780191696039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216895.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Human infants have a core capacity for representing objects and their motions. The authors in this chapter discuss a new line of experiments on infants probing the infants' concepts of autonomously ... More


Understanding Non-Conceptual Representation of Objects: Empirical Models of Sensibility’s Operation

Katherine Dunlop

in Kant and the Philosophy of Mind: Perception, Reason, and the Self

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198724957
eISBN:
9780191792434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724957.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter endorses Lucy Allais’s attribution of a non-conceptualist view to Kant and her methodology of appealing to contemporary cognitive science. In particular, it agrees with Allais that ... More


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