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Single Idea 22004

[catalogued under 18. Thought / D. Concepts / 1. Concepts / c. Concepts in psychology]

Full Idea

For Kant, concepts should be thought of as rules for the combination of representations.

Gist of Idea

Concepts are rules for combining representations


report of Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781]) by Terry Pinkard - German Philosophy 1760-1860 01

Book Reference

Pinkard,Terry: 'German Philosophy 1760-1860' [CUP 2002], p.26

A Reaction

Kant seems to have thought that they are rules we decree for ourselves (like the categorical imperative). So think of private languages, and you get Hegel's much more social view of concepts (I think).