Moderate Conceptualism and Spatial Representation

  • Thomas LandEmail author


Thomas Land argues that Kant’s theory of spatial representation supports a moderately conceptualist view of his theory of intuition. In making the case for this he focuses on three aspects of he theory of spatial representation: the distinction Kant draws between the original representation of space and the representations of determinate spaces, the doctrine of the productive imagination and the doctrine of the a priori determination of sensibility by the understanding. He explains why these three aspects support a moderately conceptualist view and considers a number of objections.


Spatial Representation Moderate Conceptualism Homogeneous Manifold Holistic Character Productive Imagination 
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada

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