Single Idea 22055

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism / d. Absolute idealism]

Full Idea

The Idealist saw in Kant that knowledge, which depends on the spontaneity of judgement, and self-determined spontaneous action, can be seen as sharing the same source, which is not accessible to scientific investigation.

Gist of Idea

The Idealists saw the same unexplained spontaneity in Kant's judgements and choices


Andrew Bowie (German Philosophy: a very short introduction [2010])

Book Reference

Bowie,Andrew: 'German Philosophy: very short intro' [OUP 2010], p.33

A Reaction

This is the 'spontaneity' of judgements and choices which was seen as the main idea in Kant. It inspired romantic individualism. The judgements are the rule-based application of concepts.