Infinite Judgements and Transcendental Logic


  • Anna Longo Critical Studies department at California Institute of the Arts
  • Madeleine Collier Columbia University School of the Arts
  • Ekin Erkan New Centre for Research and Practice


Hegel, Kant, Deleuze, Maí¯mon, Maimonides, dialectics


A translation of Anna Longo's "Jugements infinis et logique transcendantale," originally published in Le paradoxe de la finitude (2019).

The infinite judgement has long been forgotten and yet, as I am about to demonstrate, it may be urgent to revive it for its critical and productive potential. An infinite judgement is neither analytic nor synthetic; it does not produce logical truths, nor true representations, but it establishes the genetic conditions of real objects and the concepts appropriate to them. It is through infinite judgements that we reach the principle of transcendental logic, in the depths of which all reality can emerge in its material and sensible singularity, making possible all generalization and formal abstraction.

Author Biographies

Madeleine Collier, Columbia University School of the Arts

Madeleine Collier is a New York-based writer, researcher, and filmmaker currently pursing an MA in Film and Media Studies from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in Film Comment, AfterImage Journal, and Sound Studies Journal.

Ekin Erkan, New Centre for Research and Practice

Ekin Erkan is a Turkish writer in philosophy and technology living in New York City, currently researching with Reza Negarestani on artificial general intelligence at the New Centre for Research and Practice.




How to Cite

Longo, A., Collier, M., & Erkan, E. (2020). Infinite Judgements and Transcendental Logic. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 16(2), 391–415. Retrieved from