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The constraint is the possibility: a dynamical perspective on Kant's theory of objectivity

Gertrudis Van de Vijver (UGent) and Eli Noé (UGent)
(2011) IDEALISTIC STUDIES. 41(1-2). p.95-112
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A reading of Kant’s viewpoint on objectivity is suggested that finds inspiration in the second part of the third Critique, on living systems. It develops the idea that the need to articulat the distinction between objectivity and subjectivity only emerges to the extent that something resists the anticipative procedures of a living, actively engaged being. The possibility of objective knowledge, so it is argued, rests on the possibility of developing an adequate orientation in a phenomenal world, i.e., the possibility of actively distinguishing an “outside” from an “inside”—this not on the basis of an a priori principle, but by taking into account the punctual resistances and disappointments that appear within contingent encounters leading to pleasure and displeasure. We consider negation as a constitutive factor in the emergence of this very basic distinction, as well as in more elaborate and complex differentiations between objectivity and subjectivity.
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resistance, internal, subjectivity, Kant, external, objectivity, co-constitution

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Van de Vijver, Gertrudis, and Eli Noé. “The Constraint Is the Possibility: a Dynamical Perspective on Kant’s Theory of Objectivity.” IDEALISTIC STUDIES 41.1-2 (2011): 95–112. Print.
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Van de Vijver, G., & Noé, E. (2011). The constraint is the possibility: a dynamical perspective on Kant’s theory of objectivity. IDEALISTIC STUDIES, 41(1-2), 95–112.
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Van de Vijver, Gertrudis, and Eli Noé. 2011. “The Constraint Is the Possibility: a Dynamical Perspective on Kant’s Theory of Objectivity.” Idealistic Studies 41 (1-2): 95–112.
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Van de Vijver, Gertrudis, and Eli Noé. 2011. “The Constraint Is the Possibility: a Dynamical Perspective on Kant’s Theory of Objectivity.” Idealistic Studies 41 (1-2): 95–112.
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Van de Vijver G, Noé E. The constraint is the possibility: a dynamical perspective on Kant’s theory of objectivity. IDEALISTIC STUDIES. 2011;41(1-2):95–112.
IEEE
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G. Van de Vijver and E. Noé, “The constraint is the possibility: a dynamical perspective on Kant’s theory of objectivity,” IDEALISTIC STUDIES, vol. 41, no. 1–2, pp. 95–112, 2011.
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