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Kant and the Capacity to Judge


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AcknowledgmentsNote on Sources and AbbreviationsIntroduction3Ch. 1Synthesis and Judgment17Ch. 2The "Threefold Synthesis" and the Mathematical Model35Ch. 3The Transition to Judgment59Ch. 4Logical Definitions of Judgment81Ch. 5How Discursive Understanding Comes to the Sensible Given: Comparison of Representations and Judgment107Ch. 6Concepts of Comparison, Forms of Judgment, Concept Formation131Ch. 7Judgments of Perception and Judgments of Experience167Ch. 8Synthesis Speciosa and Forms of Sensibility211Ch. 9The Primacy of Quantitative Syntheses243Ch. 10The Real as Appearance: Imagination and Sensation292Ch. 11The Constitution of Experience324Conclusion: The Capacity to Judge and "Ontology as Immanent Thinking"394Bibliography401Index409Index of Citations of Kant's Works415

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Beatrice Longuenesse's new book is a thorough reconsideration of Kant's first Critique, animated by Kant's greatest philosophical ambitions and informed by the best erudition, superior philosophical intelligence, and close textual fidelity. Kant and the Capacity to Judge will prove to be an important and influential event in Kant studies and in philosophy. -- Robert B. Pippin, University of Chicago Longuenesse develops points that few commentators have developed, and she does this in a very convincing and detailed way. -- Richard E. Aquila, University of Tennessee

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Beatrice Longuenesse is Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. Her other books include Hegel et la Critique de la Metaphysique.


"An original and illuminating treatment of the relationship between concepts and intuitions, sensibility and discursivity, in Kant's critical project... A fascinating and imaginative reconstruction of Kant's theory of quantity... Longuenesse has perceptively illuminated important aspects of [the] problem lying at the heart of Kant's theory of the categories."--Michael Friedman, Zeitschrift fur Geschichte der Philosophie "Beatrice Longuenesse has written a bold, important, and exciting book concerning the major arguments of the Transcendental Analytic. Moreover, the entire work is organized around a central thesis that runs directly counter to most contemporary readings of the Critique... I think that it is fair to say that from now on no serious interpreter will be able to ignore either the 'guiding thread' itself or her analysis of it."--Henry Allison, Inquiry

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