Studies in German Idealism

Reality and Negation - Kant's Principle of Anticipations of Perception

An Investigation of its Impact on the Post-Kantian Debate

Authors: Giovanelli, Marco

  • Presents the first monograph on Kant’s Anticipationen der Wahrnehmung; filling a great gap in secondary literature on Kant
  • Offers an exploration of Anticipationen der Wahrnehmung and an overview of the post-Kantian debaste about anticipations of perception
  • Provides a combined historical and systematic approach
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Kant, in the Critique of Pure Reason, only dedicates a few pages to the principle of Anticipations of Perception and only a few critical studies are outspokenly dedicated to this issue in recent critical literature. But if one considers the history of post-Kantian philosophy, one can immediately perceive the great importance of the new definition of the relationship between reality and negation, which Kant’s principle proposes. Critical philosophy is here radically opposed to the pre-critical metaphysical tradition: "Reality" no longer appears as absolutely positive being, which excludes all negativity from itself, and "negation" is not reduced to being a simple removal, the mere absence of being. Instead, reality and negation behave as an equally positive something in respect to one another such that negation is itself a reality that is actively opposed to another reality. Such a definition of the relation between reality and negation became indispensible for post-Kantian Philosophy and represents a central aspect of Kantian-inspired philosophy in respect to Leibnizian metaphysics. The present work therefore departs from the hypothesis that the essential philosophical importance of the Anticipations of Perception can only be fully measured by exploring its impact in the Post-Kantian debate.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • From the Anticipations of Perception to the Dynamic Conception of Matter

    Giovanelli, Marco

    Pages 1-40

  • From Real Opposition to the Problem of Change

    Giovanelli, Marco

    Pages 41-69

  • The Anticipations of Perception in Post-Kantian Idealism

    Giovanelli, Marco

    Pages 71-156

  • The Anticipations of Perception in Neo-Kantian Idealism

    Giovanelli, Marco

    Pages 157-233

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3438-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reality and Negation - Kant's Principle of Anticipations of Perception
Book Subtitle
An Investigation of its Impact on the Post-Kantian Debate
Authors
Series Title
Studies in German Idealism
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0065-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0065-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0064-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3438-8
Series ISSN
1571-4764
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 252
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