Body and Practice in Kant

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 27, 2006 - Philosophy - 328 pages
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Kant is generally conceived to have offered little attention to the fact that we experience the world in and through our bodies. This book argues that this standard image of the great German philosopher is radically wrong. Not only does Kant - throughout his career and in works published before and after the Critique of pure reason - reflect constantly upon the fact that human life is embodied, but the Critique of pure reason itself may be read as a critical reflection aimed at exploring some significant philosophical implications of this fact. Bringing this aspect of Kant's philosophy into focus is important, not only because it sheds new light on our understanding of Kant's work, but also because it is relevant to contemporary discussions in philosophy about embodiment, learning and practice. By taking his philosophy of embodiment into account, the author makes Kant stand out as a true contemporary in new and unexpected ways.

 

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Contents

The embodied mind 11
10
Body and space
61
Rationality and embodied practice
79
The body in the Critique
129
Spatial experience and the body in the Critique
155
Spatial schematism
177
The body and the transcendental
213
Kants transcendental epistemology 245
244
Quantity
267
The relational categories
277
Causality and common sense physics 289
288
Conclusion
307
Bibliography
313
Name index
327
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