XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

The Myth of Complete Concept: Completeness and Individuation in Kant and Leibniz

Stefano Di Bella

Edificio: Palazzo dei Congressi
Sala: sala B
Data: 22 maggio 2010 - 14:30
Ultima modifica: 12 aprile 2010

Abstract

As is well known, Leibniz evoked a concept which, by providing an exhaustive description of a thing, is capable of capturing its individuality, i.e. of working as a true individual concept.
A kindred attempt is bound to be radically criticized from the Kantian perspective. Nevertheless, the idea of complete determination appears at some crucial points of Kant's reflection. Conversely, Leibniz's intuitions on this topic turn out being not wholly captured by some standard interpretative view and not so extraneous to some problems Kant will raise.