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Въображението у Кант – способност или сила?
Imagination in Kant: a Faculty or a Power?!

Author(s): Ivaylo Dimitrov
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: imagination; Kant; power; faculties; metaphysics; translation

Summary/Abstract: The particular aim of this paper is to put forward an alternative translation of the Kantian concept “Einbildungskraft” into Bulgarian. The general intention is to challenge the widespread synonymic use of traditional philosophical concepts of power and faculty. Parallels with the variety of English translations of the terms Vermögen (faculty/capacity/ability/power) and Kraft (power/force/faculty) are given as an example of this practice which blurs the lines of metaphysical dynamic concepts as potentiality, actuality, necessity, causality, etc. The paper outlines the possible approaches toward a critical metaphysics of faculties based on the Kantian threefold synthetic discrimination between Fähigkeit (capacity/ability), Vermögen (faculty), and Kraft (power/force).

  • Issue Year: XX/2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 15-27
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian