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    existence (Kant 345-346).8 This presents us with an empirical idealism in which objects themselves are only inferred and never presented.9 This lack of knowledge about the noumenal realm leads empiricist skeptics like Hume to proclaim that knowledge is impossible. The theocentric presupposition of transcendental realism leads to the problem of the possibility of knowledge itself. Kant avoids this severe skepticism by introducing transcendental idealism. While transcendental idealism still maintains the distinction between phenomena and noumena, it invokes a change in epistemology. While Kant agrees with skeptics that things in themselves can 't possibly be known, he rejects the theocentric model that equates knowledge to knowledge of the noumenon. Appearances are simply representations under this model and not in any sense conditions of objects as things in themselves.10 Kant 's epistemic shift comes from moving knowledge away from knowledge of the noumena to the phenomena. Denying these sensible objects would be to invoke the very theocentric model of knowledge that we cannot have access to.11 Metaphysics therefore moves from knowledge about the noumenal realm, to simply the conditions of possibility to what makes phenomenal knowledge possible.12 By depreciating the epistemological status of the noumenal realm, Kant is capable of avoiding the problem of severe skepticism. By making this step, Kant can arguably be seen as a precursor to phenomenological thinking. By…

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    Immanuel Kant believed that people should live morally and by doing so, you are acting as a role model, teaching others how to live by that as well. Then the newly educated will teach others how to live by that and so forth and so on. Kant believed that by doing good, good will come to you. For instance, the expression “opportunities will come knocking on your door.” Furthermore, by never traveling outside of a 10-mile radius, from his birthplace, Kant made himself the prime example to his…

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    The concept of the noumenon is something that is specifically meant to be thought of purely as a thing in itself, and not as an object of the senses. This happens through pure understanding. This concept is non-contradictory, which is problematic for Kant. He defines this concept as problematic, because it is connected with cognitions; and the objective reality of these can in no way actually be cognized. The concept of noumenon is non-contradictory as it cannot emphasize sensibility by…

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    information. Consequently, the perspectives of modern-day people have the potential to maximize the amount of other perspectives taken in, allowing for a more broadened human perspective altogether. While this does not relate to the metaphysical “world” Kant was referring to, the opportunity to readily speak to millions of people worldwide has opened a door, regarding the spreading of our ideas, throughout every corner of the world. In addition to the scientific and technological advances…

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    Goethe, who was not only one of the supreme literary geniuses of his time, and acclaimed as the greatest in German history, but also a very capable and thorough biologist, theoretical physicist and polymath. Goethe, who was a central figure of this movement used the terms morphology (which refers to the study of the form and structure of organisms) and schattierung (a German word which is commonly translated as patterned graduation) to describe the harmonious whole. Another example is the great…

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    In other words, what humans sense as physical objects are actually only mere impressions. Kant explains, “that all our intuition [senses] is nothing but the representation of appearance; that the things that we intuit are not in themselves what we intuit them to be.” Essentially, humans will only know things merely as they appear, and not as they are in themselves. Furthermore, Kant reiterates the distinction between appearance and reality with the terms phenomenon and noumenon. Phenomenon is…

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    focus is lost when data is focused on individuals. Sociologists then lack the analysis of institutions. If you solely focus on the individual, you cannot understand society. In addition quantitative data is also treated as ahistorical, but in fact it is not. Survey data is also disassociated from organizations and thus from macro forces. Without recognizing the history surrounding data and the phenomenon, the structures are never addressed. Lacking an analysis of structures sociologists…

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    it’s a priori synthetic proposition. It is distinguished from the a prosteriori because the latter rests primarily on the matter of perceptions. This analysis of the propositions to determine the real or logical possibility of objects leads to First, intuitions without concepts or concepts without intuitions can never yield knowledge either of the fact or of the quiddity of real objects. Second, since the forms of perceptions are a priori and the manner in which the subject and predicate of any…

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    roasts, and this comes from the constructed thought that they don’t have a star, which serves as a symbol. Another clear concept from the video is the cultural model of femininity itself. You could describe the cultural model of femininity as the way that any society represents an object, which in this case is femininity. These models give expectations and assumptions to people, and this, which is said before, comes from discourse. From birth this model of femininity is taught and socialized…

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    and intertwining of anonymous limbs, with just a black background. Though often critiqued for being one of his least “human” works, Crucible had a massive impact on how modern dancers used light and illusion in their work. Another piece of his that resonates with me is Tensile Involvement. I love patterns in both movement and noise, and the organized ringing sound score as well as the shapes made with the intersecting ribbons make this work very aesthetically pleasing. His use of geometrics…

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