The Spring 2015 Philosophy Colloquium Series presents Timothy Rosenkoetter, Dartmouth College. The title of Professor Rosenkoetter's talk is "Kant On The Meaning Of A Priori Concepts." (Abstract below.)
Friday, Mar 13, 2015, 3-5pm, Social Sciences 224 (1145 E South Campus Drive 85721).
It is unclear precisely how the categories are related to the “functions” that we use when judging (e.g., the function for hypothetical judgment). One question that has rarely been posed (and lacks any generally agreed upon answer) is whether each function is supposed to provide a genuine explanation of the meaning of its corresponding category. I argue for an affirmative answer and propose that Kant offers a response-dependent account of the meanings of the categories. At the close of the paper I sketch how this account might be extended to the central a priori concept of Kant’s practical philosophy, <good>.