Kantian Conceptual Geography

2015.08.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nathaniel Jason Goldberg, Kantian Conceptual Geography, Oxford University Press, 2015, 271pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.08.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nathaniel Jason Goldberg, Kantian Conceptual Geography, Oxford University Press, 2015, 271pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190215385. Reviewed by Colin Marshall, University of Washington The central question of this book is whether empirical terms, concepts, and properties have both subjective and objective sources. To understand this broad question, we need to know (a) what it is for a term, concept, or property to be empirical and (b) what subjective and objective factors are. Unfortunately, Nathaniel Jason Goldberg leaves "empirical" undefined. He explains "subjective source" as follows: By 'subjective source' I mean the specific conceptual, linguistic, or perceptual capacities in an individual subject's mind, shared across a group of subjects' minds, or encoded in a subject's or subjects' language or (other) conventions. Different philosophers have chosen different elements of this set. (p. 8) An objective. . .

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