A Critique of Representationalism in Heidegger and Sellars: A Critical Rendering of Kantian Schematism
Keywords:Kant, Sellars, Heidegger, Schematism, Representationalism
AbstractIn this paper, we compare Heidegger and Sellars' respective responses to Kant's Schematism section of the Transcendental Analytic, taking heed of how both philosophers motivate a criticism of representationalism in their renderings. We begin with an overview and analysis of Heidegger and Sellars' holism, comparing both thinkers' systematic thought. We then turn to how both appraise Kant' Schematism section, first working through Heidegger's analysis of Kant's understanding and imagination. We follow this up with Sellars' naturalized Kantianism, taking particular interest in how Sellars emphasizes the basic foundational units, i.e., ‘this-suches', grounding Kant's theory of perception. We then conclude by dovetailing the insights of both philosophers, formalizing a framework for a naturalist Kantian epistemology.
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Erkan, E. (2021). A Critique of Representationalism in Heidegger and Sellars: A Critical Rendering of Kantian Schematism. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 17(1), 365–404. Retrieved from https://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/924
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