JBSP Online: Peter Antich – Perceptual Experience in Kant and Merleau-Ponty

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Now available, the latest essay from Peter Antich’s for the BSP Journal, published online in advance of the paper edition.

Peter Antich – ‘Perceptual Experience in Kant and Merleau-Ponty’ (Originally published online: 27 February 2019)

Abstract: I argue that the descriptions of perceptual experience offered by Kant and Merleau-Ponty are, contrary to what many commentators suppose, largely compatible. This is because the two are simply referring to different things when they talk about experience: Kant to empirical cognition and Merleau-Ponty to perception. Consequently, while Merleau-Ponty correctly denies that Kant accurately describes the conditions for the possibility of perception, Kant nevertheless provides a plausible account of the conditions of empirical judgment. Further, the two approach experience with different standards of normativity: Kant with the standard of justification, but Merleau-Ponty with the standard of what he calls “motivation”. I exemplify this approach through an analysis of the Second Analogy of Experience.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2019.1584716

Peter Antich, Department of Philosophy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA

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