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FONSECA, Renato Duarte. Predication and conceptual extension in Kant: problems. Manuscrito [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.1, pp.115-157. ISSN 0100-6045.

The article examines Kant's notion of conceptual extension in order to determine a conception of predication that could integrate, in a coherent fashion, basic theoretical commitments of general logic as he conceived it and the central tenets of his transcendental logic. After a brief overview of the several characterizations of thatnotion in the Kantian corpus, I distinguish three interpretative models concerning it in the literature. Such models are criticized and their prospects of integrating Kant's commitments in a fully satisfactory way are rejected. Finally, I sketch an alternative account of Kant's notion of conceptual extension, which respects the criteria of adequacy that guided the examination of the former models. It points, on its turn, to a revaluation of Kant's notion of conceptual content.

Keywords : Kant; Conceptual extension; Predication; General logic; Transcendental logic.

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