XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

The Use of Words in Philosophy as Self-Examination of Pure Reason

Daniel Leserre

Edificio: Palazzo dei Congressi
Sala: sala Verri
Data: 22 maggio 2010 - 14:30
Ultima modifica: 13 aprile 2010


The aims of this paper are: 1) to show that an explicit assessment concerning the use of words in philosophy, based on methodological reasons inherent in the transcendental approach, is identifiable in the discipline of the Critique of Pure Reason; 2) to argue that, by means of the comparison with the employment of signs in mathematics, the use of words in philosophy becomes a theoretical chapter of the critical reflection on philosophy; 3) to argue that the view displayed by the discipline of pure reason offers a theoretical basis for an answer to the question of what the expression of philosophical concepts should not be; 4) to call the attention to a positive indication regarding what the expression of philosophical concepts might be; and 5) to suggest that this possibility can be related to an explicit indication regarding the philosophical vocabulary given when introducing the concept of idea in the Critique of Pure Reason.