"Taking in the world". L’eredità kantiana in John McDowell

Journal title PARADIGMI
Author/s Anselmo Aportone
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/1 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 141-155 File size 101 KB
DOI 10.3280/PARA2012-001008
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McDowell carries on the dialogue with Kant opened by Sellars and Strawson. He is particularly interested in Kant’s idea of intuition as an impression that is already an actualization of the conceptual capacities exercised by the knowing subject in judging. It enables him to release the contemporary discussion on intentionality from the stalemate between bald naturalism and coherentism. Because of the issues raised by both philosophers and some features of their arguments, it is undoubted that Mc- Dowell belongs to the Kantian heritage and exploits some of its elements. The final part of the essay aims at showing that these have in their original context a stronger und more definite meaning than in McDowell’s proposal, and that it could be what we are in need of to make the latter more accurate.

McDowell prosegue il confronto con Kant avviato da Sellars e Strawson. In parti sibile che già attualizza le capacità concettuali del soggetto della conoscenza. Essa permette di superare la posizione di stallo nella discussione contemporanea sull’intenzionalità, sospesa tra empirismo naturalistico e coerentismo. Visti i temi affrontati dai due filosofi e alcune caratteristiche delle loro argomentazioni, è indubbio che McDowell partecipi dell’eredità kantiana e ne valorizzi alcuni tratti. La seconda parte del saggio cerca di mostrare come questi nel loro contesto d’origine abbiano un significato più forte e determinato, che potrebbe essere recuperato all’interno del discorso di McDowell per renderlo più articolato e preciso.

Keywords: Content, Experience, Intentionality, Intuition, Kant, McDowell.

Anselmo Aportone, "Taking in the world". L’eredità kantiana in John McDowell in "PARADIGMI" 1/2012, pp 141-155, DOI: 10.3280/PARA2012-001008