Non-conceptualism and Knowledge in Lucy Allais's Manifest Reality

Alexandra Newton

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Lucy Allais's Manifest Reality presents a systematic discussion of the role that Kant assigns to concepts in making knowledge of objects possible. In this paper, I ascribe to Allais a version of non-conceptualism, according to which knowledge is a 'hybrid' or loose unity of concept and intuition; concept relates to intuition as form relates to matter in an artefact. I will show how this view has trouble accommodating the distinction between knowledge and accidentally true belief, and how it leads to objectionable forms of idealism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-282
Number of pages10
JournalKantian Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


  • Conceptualism
  • Idealism
  • Knowledge
  • McDowell
  • Non-conceptualism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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