A Kantian Sovereignty of Attention as a Therapy for Mental Illnesses

Martín Fleitas González

Resumen


The article suggests that the Kantian account of mental illnesses is part of his study of logic in an attempt to claim, above all, that they hinder the training of attention, which will later allow us to publicly pursue knowledge. To this, the author elucidates the epistemic place that Kant gives to attention (Aufmerksamkeit) in his transcendental, metaphysical, and anthropological remarks, given the important role it plays in the public elaboration of knowledge. Addressing the place that Kant gives to mental weaknesses and illnesses in his anthropology lessons, the article sheds light on some correlations between these pathologies and attention, considering that mental weaknesses, as well as, mental illnesses warp, or are caused by, the fragile attention with which we direct our thoughts. This permits to shed light on a Kantian ideal related to the sovereignty of our attention, understood as a condition of possibility of the individual autonomy.


Palabras clave


Immanuel Kant, Attention, Sovereignty, Mental Illnesses, Mental Weaknesses

Texto completo:

PDF HTML

Referencias


Aristotle (1928), Topics and sophistical refutations, trans. by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge WA.

Beller, J. (2006), The Cinematic Mode of Production. Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle, Darmouth College Press, Hanover (New Hampshire).

Berlin, I. (2004), Four Essays on Liberty, Oxford University Press.

Cohen, A. (2014), Kant’s Lectures on Anthropology: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, London.

Constantini, M. (2018), “Le patologie psichiche nel Versuch kantiano del 1764”, Con-Textos kantianos. International Journal of Philosophy, n° 7, pp. 234-51.

Crary. J. (2001), Suspensions of Perception. Attention, Spectacle, and Modern Culture, MIT Press, Massachusetts.

David-Ménard, M. (1990), La folie dans la raison pure, J. Vrin, París.

Foster Wallace, D. (2008), “David Foster Wallace on Life and Work”, The Wall Street Journal, September 19.

Foucault, M. (2008), “Introduction à l’Anthropologie”, in I. Kant, Anthropologie du point de vue pragmatique, J. Vrin, 2008, París, pp. 11-79.

Graband, C. (2015), Klugheit bei Kant, Kantstudien-Ergaenzunghefte, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin.

Kahneman, D. (2001), Thinking, Fast and Slow, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York.

Kant, I. (2002), [KrV] Critique of Pure Reason, trans. by Werner S. Pluhar, introduction by Stephen Engstrom, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., Indianapolis/Cambridge.

Kant, I. (2007), Correspondence, trans. by Arnulf Sweig, Cambridge University Press.

Kant, I. (2006), [Anth] Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View, trans. by Robert B. Louden (ed.), introduction by Manfred Kuehn, Cambridge University Press.

Kant, I. (2013), [V-Anth/Collins], Anthropology Collins (1772-1773) [excerpts], included in Lectures on Anthropology, trans. by Allen W. Wood, Cambridge University Press, pp. 11-26.

Kant, I. (2013) [V-Anth/Mron] Anthropology Mrongovius (1784-1785) [complete], included in Lectures on Anthropology, trans. by Robert R. Clewis, pp. 335-510.

Kant, I. (2013) [V-Anth/Busolt] Anthropology Busolt (1788-1789) [excerpts], included in Lectures on Anthropology, trans. by Allen Wood, pp. 511-24.

Kohut, H. and Seitz, P. F. D. (2011), “Concepts and Theories of Psychoanalysis”, in Paul H. Ornstein (ed.), The Search for the Self. Selected Writings of Heinz Kohut: 1950-1978, vol. I, International Universities Press, New York, pp. 337-74.

Marx, K. (1992), Capital III. A Critique of Political Economy, trans. by David Fernbach, Penguin Books, London.

Steiner, G. (2009), No Passion Spent. Essays 1978-1995, Yale University Press, New Haven & London.

Wilson, H. (2016), “Kant’s Anthropology as Kligheitslehre”, Con-Textos Kantianos. International Journal of Philosophy, n° 3, 2016, pp. 122-38.

Zinkstok, J. T. (2011), “Anthropology, Empirical Psychology, and Applied Logic”, Kant Yearbook 2011: Anthropology, n. 3, pp. 107-30.




DOI (HTML): https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6591051

Enlaces refback

  • No hay ningún enlace refback.
Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para realizar análisis de uso y de medición de nuestra web para mejorar nuestros servicios. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso.


Creative Commons by-nc 3.0 Logo

ISSN: 2386-7655

URL: http://con-textoskantianos.net

  Scimago Journal & Country Rankscopus logo

 

DOAJ LogoErih Plus LogoCitefactor logoredib Logo

LatIndex LogoISOC Logo MIAR Logo
SHERPA/RoMEO Logo
MLA LogoZenodo Logo
ESCI LogoEBSCO LOGOWeb of Science