Workshop Description

This workshop, which will be held in Room 309 of the Pyle Center at UW-Madison, will explore Kant's views on cognition and related concepts. It is no secret that at the heart of Kant's Critical philosophy is a sophisticated account of the nature, conditions, and limits of cognition (Erkenntnis), one of Kant's most oft-used terms. But Kant's epistemology, as developed in the three Critiques and other works, contains substantially more than an account of human cognition in general. For one thing, Kant is also interested in the nature, conditions, and limits of related but importantly distinct epistemic states, such as knowledge (Wissen) and belief (Glaube). For another thing, Kant is sensitive to the diversity of types of human cognition, providing detailed accounts of a number of specific sub-types: e.g. empirical, aesthetic, teleological, practical, mathematical, philosophical, and scientific, to name a few. This workshop will bring together renowned Kant scholars currently working on Kant's general account of cognition and its limits; his views on the relationship between cognition and other epistemic states like knowledge and belief; and his detailed accounts of the various sub-types of cognition.

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Madison, WI