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It is her personal pain, caused by a history of racism and discrimination against all Africans and African Americans that motivates her philanthropy and provides a staging ground for her assertions of "recognition as cognizing and remembering" (Fabian 2006: 144).
One of Subotnik's recurring themes is, therefore, that scholars must acknowledge their own interests: no matter how much one attempts to restrict knowledge to the factual, the role of the cognizing subject cannot be eliminated or denied.
At first blush, the cognizing mind simply tracks the salient features of the work and explicates or draws out the richness of these features in the process.
Hall's introduction briefly explains that among medieval thinkers there was a "general medieval consensus that the cognitive acts by which we grasp extramental entities are veridical (that is, in most cases, these acts represent what the cognizing subject takes them to represent).
One might straightaway object to our way of proceeding here by pointing out that Kant distinguishes between principles of being, principles of becoming, and principles of cognizing, (13) and by claiming that the first two have nothing to do with the principles of the Critique.
The borderline between the real and fictitious worlds ceases to be obvious: Hamlet is both a cognizing subject and a dramatic writer ('theater within theater')--having a real (fictitious) life, but also performing a role of his own projection.
In Descartes the cognizing mind engenders a single method for all science; the emphasis is on the manner in which unity is achieved.
Now, cognizing God adequately requires that we think of him, continues Hegel, as determining himself for the sake of an other, which in turn entails "investing this pure thought [of God] with externality" (74) in relation to something other than God.
The point on which Bonaventure anticipates Scotus's teaching is his insistence that angels know truths about singulars by directly cognizing the existence and presence of singulars without receiving any species in the direct cognitive act.
If so, then God (as usually conceived), Hume's cognizing vegetables, and hosts of other at least allegedly conceived or imagined odd items of philosophical (and nonphilosophical) science fiction are logically, conceptually, or metaphysically impossible.
He writes that the concept of a noumenon "is not a special intelligible object for our understanding; rather an understanding to which it would belong is itself a problem, that, namely, of cognizing its object not discursively through categories but intuitively in a non-sensible intuition, the possibility of which we cannot in the least represent.
And Finally the significate to which the sign-vehicle carries the cognizing organism by way of its cognition, its "content, if you like" (pp.