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Single Idea 5578

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 3. Pure Reason]

Full Idea

Pure reason is never related directly to objects, but instead to concepts of them given by the understanding.

Gist of Idea

Pure reason deals with concepts in the understanding, not with objects


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B392/A335)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.406

A Reaction

Hence the keen interest of McDowell and others in the way in which concepts connect us into reality. Clearly a primrose path to anti-realism beckons here. I agree with Kant. Reason needs tokens to manipulate.