Kant and the Mind

Kant and the Mind
  • By Andrew Brook

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Online Publication Date:June 2012

    Online ISBN:9780511624629

    Hardback ISBN:9780521450362

    Paperback ISBN:9780521574419

  • Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511624629

    Subjects: Ethics

Kant made a number of highly original discoveries about the mind--about its ability to synthesize a single, coherent representation of self and world, about the unity it must have to do so, and about the mind's awareness of itself and the semantic apparatus it uses to achieve this awareness. The past fifty years have seen intense activity in research on human cognition. Even so, not only have Kant's discoveries not been superseded, some of them have not even been assimilated into current thinking. That is particularly true of his work on unity and on the semantic apparatus of self-awareness.


'The book is to be recommended primarily to philosophers … for its having … shown the importance of … Kant's … unity of consciousness. It is also to be recommended to cognitive psychologists for presenting a Kant who is to be less lightly treated than he usually is in psychology.' Journal of the History of Behavioural Sciences

' … novel ideas on important topics, forcefully presented so they cannot be disregarded.' Mind

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