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    Explain the aim and the argument (or one of the arguments) of the ‘transcendental deduction of the categories '. Emmanuel Kant wrote “The Critique of Pure Reason” where transcendental deduction falls under and is arguably one of his most difficult works. Of central focus in this essay is explaining the aim of the transcendental deduction of the categories with reference to one of the arguments proposed by Kant. Transcendental deduction aims to show how we can know that experience conforms to the categories. The argument that I will propose of Kant’s that answers in this essay is objective validity. To begin with, Kant formulated the transcendental deduction with two interrelated arguments. Firstly, one that is of main focus is objective validity, which states that if our experience is to present us with an…

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    While differing from the dogmatic form of metaphysics, Kant 's metaphysics still presupposes conditions of possibility for phenomena that do not phenomenologically arise. Rather than being seen as existing before experience, Kant sees this metaphysics as transcendentally deduced from experience. The main example is the transcendental subject, who can be deduced as the condition of possibility that makes the synthetic unity of experience possible. This still entails a form of realism, insofar as…

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    HernandezBianka HernandezProfessor Sarah JacobPHI2010 W 5:40-8:40 P11/28/2017How do we know and what can we know according to Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason? Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher whom in the late 1700’s questioned both empiricist and rationalist on their views of how humans gain knowledge of the world and sought to synthesize both theories into one, in order to close the gap between the two. His primary goal was to measure the extent in which rationalism could be…

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    What if we could subject the human consciousness to analysis purely using reason? Transcendental idealism is a philosophy associated with Immanuel Kant and his Critique of Pure Reason. According to an article by Nicholas Stang in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy it is a rebuke of previous philosophies which were immaterial, doubting or outright denying the existence of matter. It postulates that things do in fact exist, but are separated from the human consciousness. Transcendental…

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    There are many methods of teaching the various subjects taught in today’s educational system. One such method is the dialectic approach of Idealism. The dialectic approach can be applied to many different areas of teaching to enhance the educational delivery and the resulting understanding of the students. Idealism is possibly the oldest Western philosophy we know and study in the present day. It traces back at least to Ancient Greece and Plato. It was once the dominant philosophy of Western…

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    Koningsberg where he received a doctorate in philosophy. Kant then worked as a lecturer and taught metaphysics and logic at the University of Koningsberg until 1797. It was during that time that “he devoted a lot of his time to writing on various topics although his greatest masterpiece- the Critique of Pure Reason was published only in 1781.” (philosophers.co.uk) It was within the Critique of Pure Reason that Kant asked the question “What can we know?” (Kant) His answer is “knowledge is…

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    The antinomies of pure reason are among the most important sections in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, and transcendental philosophy in general. Among the antinomies, none were more well-recognized or well known than the third antinomy, which concerns the nature of freedom and determinism. This antinomy went on to pave the way for the rest of German Idealism, along with signaling a general shift in metaphysics that Kant himself would be engaged with for the rest of his life. As an indication of…

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    In his book, Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant makes several distinctions such as between a priori and a posteriori cognition, and between empirical reality and transcendental ideality. One of the main distinctions he makes is between matter of intuition and form of intuition. It was important to Kant to distinguish the difference between these two terms because they play a vital role in the first part of his book which is the ‘Transcendental Aesthetic.’ Kant’s book is significant because…

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    In his Critique of Pure Reason, Kant argues that because humans are only able to judge objectively, we are closed off from a greater perception and understanding of the world. Things in the phenomenal realm are based upon our interactions and experiences with objects whereas things in the noumenal realm are the simplified form of the things themselves and project the reality of the world in a way that humans are unable to see. Additionally, Kant attributes things in the phenomenal realm as…

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    The “summum bonum” is an ancient Latin expression which was introduced by the Roman philosopher Cicero, meaning “the highest good.” The old proverb is often used when answering the question of what makes for a meaningful life. In Immanuel Kant’s Religion Within the Boundaries of Bare Reason, he reasserts this “highest good” and describes it as “happiness proportioned to virtue.” Kantian philosophy rationally endorses the “highest good” of humanity, which cannot be fully attained in this world.…

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