Apperception and Self-Consciousness in Kant and German Idealism (Paperback)

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In Apperception and Self-Consciousness in Kant and German Idealism, Dennis Schulting examines the themes of reflexivity, self-consciousness, representation and apperception in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and German Idealism more widely. Central to Schulting's argument is the claim that all human experience is inherently self-referential and that this is part of a self-reflexivity of thought, or what is called transcendental apperception, a Kantian insight that was first apparent in the work of Christian Wolff and came to inform all of German Idealism.

In this rigorous text, Schulting establishes the historical roots of Kant's thought and traces it through to his immediate successors, Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Johann Gottlieb Fichte and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. He specifically examines the cognitive role of selfconsciousness and its relation to idealism and situates it in a clear and coherent history of rationalist philosophy.

About the Author


Dennis Schulting is an independent scholar and the former Assistant Professor of Metaphysics and the History of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is the founding editor and manager of the online journal Critique and has published numerous books including The Bloomsbury Companion to Kant (Bloomsbury, 2015).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781350213401
ISBN-10: 1350213403
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: April 21st, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English