Kant on the Logical Form of Singular Judgments

Kantian Review 19 (3):367-92 (2014)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
At A71/B96–7 Kant explains that singular judgements are ‘special’ because they stand to the general ones as Einheit to Unendlichkeit. The reference to Einheit brings to mind the category of unity and hence raises a spectre of circularity in Kant’s explanation. I aim to remove this spectre by interpreting the Einheit-Unendlichkeit contrast in light of the logical distinctions among universal, particular and singular judgments shared by Kant and his logician predecessors. This interpretation has a further implication for resolving a controversy over the correlation between the logical moments of quantity (universal, particular, singular) and the categorial ones (unity, plurality, totality).
PhilPapers/Archive ID
LUAKOT-2
Revision history
First archival date: 2013-10-09
Latest version: 2 (2016-03-26)
View upload history
References found in this work BETA
Kant and the Capacity to Judge.Westphal, Kenneth R. & Longuenesse, Beatrice
Kant's Analytic.Bennett, Jonathan

View all 11 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Added to PP index
2013-10-10

Total views
271 ( #13,285 of 43,787 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
54 ( #13,230 of 43,787 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.