Archives – July, 2009
A muse continued from the previous post and aimed at the necessity of the affinity of all specters/appearances/Erscheinungen for any perception, which would serve then to refute Hume. It is only by means of the affinity that we are able to conceive of the specter as a representation of a thing and not a thing on its own.
Continue July 26, 2009
Musing on paragraph 10 (in the German) of Part III of the A version of the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories. I am trying to think the connection between perception and category and draw on my reading of the Prologomena
Continue July 25, 2009
Musing on the conditions for a consciousness of self and how this is synthetic a priori and not derived from any empirical consciousness. And how the apperception denotes also the affinity of all appearances/Erscheinungen.
Continue July 20, 2009
Another attempt toward concision and clarity in an exposition of the Transcendental Deduction of the Category, especially the A version.
Continue July 13, 2009
Trying to find clarity in the relation of the consciousness of the identity of self with the assumption of the affinity of all specters.
Continue July 12, 2009
Trying to find clarity in the notion of the pure manifold of time and space, and considering time and space as objects themselves, and then also, and especially space, as containing objects which a pure envisagements/intuitions/Anschauungen.
Continue July 9, 2009
Transcendental Deduction (A) Section II subsection 4. concerning the relationship between experience and the transcendental affinity assumed of all specters/appearances/Erscheinungen whosoever.
Continue July 6, 2009
Basically an explanation of the presentation of Section II.2 of the A version of Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of the Categories. Kant shows what is necessary in order for Hume to recognize his Law of Association.
Continue July 5, 2009
Looking to clarify what I take to be the role of the thing on its own (das Ding an sich) and the object of experience; any how the transcendental object = nature.
Continue July 4, 2009
How the understanding determines all objects to be found in the specters, and how, at the same time, we are certain of a transcendental affinity subjecting all specters to laws of a nature (which is the categorical understanding). Its the choice between treating the specter as a thing on its own, or as the representation of some object.
Continue July 2, 2009