Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Spontaneity, philosophy: spontaneity is an expression for the self-performance of a subject and its organic equipment in the occurrence of mental processes as opposed to receptivity. In Kant, spontaneity also includes the ability to apply terms (KrV I 106f). See also subjectivity, objectivity.

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Spontaneity/Kant/Eisler: to produce faculties, ideas and categories themselves (= conceptual skills).
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McDowell: the spontaneity must be subject to the control of the world.


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J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-24