The Analytic of Concepts

J. N. Findlay

in Kant and the Transcendental Object

Published in print August 1981 | ISBN: 9780198246381
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680960 | DOI:
The Analytic of Concepts

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This chapter discusses the following: (i) Complementarity of thought and intuition in human knowledge, relation of concepts to rules and the judgements and inferences. The judgement given too central a place in Kantian theory: other conceptual structures, e.g., the set, are ignored; (ii) A priori concepts, judgements, and ideas; (iii) Brief examination of the metaphysical Deduction of the Categories; (iv) Kant's Transcendental Deductions are most illuminating to read in conjunction with the Analytic of Principles; (v) Examination of the First Edition Deduction. The three empirical syntheses and their transcendental prototypes. Puzzling abandonment of the Transcendental Object as underlying necessary syntheses, and concentration on the equally obscure Transcendental Subject; (vi) The Transcendental Deduction of the Second Edition is a vastly confused document involving most of the logical faults of the First Edition Deduction, without its illuminating excursions into transcendental psychology.

Keywords: thought; intuition; human knowledge; rules; judgements; Transcendental Deductions

Chapter.  17497 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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