Single Idea 5617

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 1. Knowledge]

Full Idea

All human cognition begins with intuitions, goes from there to concepts, and ends with ideas.


'Cognition' is the acquisition of knowledge

Gist of Idea

Knowledge begins with intuitions, moves to concepts, and ends with ideas


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B730/A702)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.622

A Reaction

'Ideas' is a vague term. 'Propositions' might fit better. The question is whether concept-free intuitions are possible. They sound here like Humean 'impressions'. The brain phenomenon of re-entry suggests that ideas in turn influence intuitions.