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Single Idea 20944

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

Full Idea

Kant describes knowledge in terms of a 'threefold synthesis', in which something is first 'apprehended' as affecting the mind, then is 'reproduced' in the imagination, and finally is 'recognised' via a concept which classifies it.

Gist of Idea

Knowledge is threefold: apprehension, reproduction by imagination, recognition by concepts


report of Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781]) by Andrew Bowie - Introduction to German Philosophy 1 'Judgement'

Book Reference

Bowie,Andrew: 'Introduction to German Philosophy' [Polity 2003], p.24

A Reaction

Helpful. How does this distinguish knowledge from error (as Russell would enquire)? Is the 'apprehended', then, the unconceptualised 'Given'? I think that is what later German philosophers rebelled against in Kant.