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Indifference and Determination: Kant's Concept/Intuition Distinction and Hegel's Doctrine of Being

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posted on 2019-06-06, 00:35 authored by GENE EDWARD FLENADY
This thesis considers Kant’s concept/intuition model of objective determination [Bestimmung] as presented in the Critique of Pure Reason (1781/87) and Hegel’s critical transformation of that model in “The Doctrine of Being,” the first book of the Science of Logic (1812-16/32). I argue that Hegel’s Doctrine of Being provides a logical corrective to Kant’s tendency to present the respective cognitive contributions of concepts and intuitions as independently determinate, as well as to “two-stage” interpretations of Kant that argue for some form of concept/intuition separability. Instead, Hegel’s Being Logic constitutes a systematic derivation and ontological generalisation of Kant’s togetherness principle.


Principal supervisor

Alison Ross

Additional supervisor 1

Stephen Houlgate

Additional supervisor 2

Franz-Josef Dieters

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Department, School or Centre

School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

Additional Institution or Organisation

University of Warwick


Doctor of Philosophy (Joint PhD with University of Warwick)

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Faculty of Arts

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