Friday, December 17, 2010

sensus communis

"We must [here] take sensus communis to mean the idea of a shared [by us all], ie, a power to judge that in reflecting takes account (a priori) in our thought of everyone else's way of presenting [something] in order as it were to compare our own judgment with human reason in others, and [thus] put ourselves in the position of everyone else...
(Immanuel Kant, Critique on the Judgment, 1790)

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