Kant International Relations

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Philosophy

 

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Jose V

 

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May 27, 2013

 

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There, Kant is said to be concerned with highly "indeterminate" judgments ? which Abela equates with empirical intuitions ? regarding the extensive and intensive magnitude of sensations (viewed as modifications of one's sense organs). But there is no epistemic priority here: "the product of these judgments is not, in my estimation, the first line of conscious, cognitive engagement with the world...
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Since Abela formulates the point (a bit misleadingly, to be sure, since the judgments involve concepts) with reference to Kant's talk about the "blindness" of intuitions, I take it that this is supposed to be Kant's view as well. Chapter 1 divides contemporary efforts to honor Kantian realism into attempts to promote whatever degree of realism might be compatible with pragmatic or assertion-condition approaches (Epistemic Humanism) and appeals to "noumenal ?inputs'" as ultimate sources of sensation, or at least such as are aimed at some sort of account of "regularity" in sensory appearance (Ultimate Realism)...
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