Single Idea 22014

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 2. Realism]

Full Idea

Schulze said Reinhold and Kant violated their own theory with the thing-in-itself, and that Reinhold was wrong that all consciousnes is representational (since pain isn't), and the self can't represent itself without a regress.

Gist of Idea

Consciousness is not entirely representational, because there are pains, and the self


report of Gottlob Schulze (Aenesidemus [1792]) by Terry Pinkard - German Philosophy 1760-1860 05

Book Reference

Pinkard,Terry: 'German Philosophy 1760-1860' [CUP 2002], p.105

A Reaction

[my compressed version] This article demolished Reinhold, which is a shame, because if he had responded constructively to these criticisms he might have reached be best theory of his age. These are analytic style objections, by counterexample.

Related Idea

Idea 22013 Subjects distinguish representations, as related both to subject and object [Reinhold]