Immanuel Kant's Critique Of Pure Reason

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THE CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON AND THE PHENOMELOGY OF MIND Immanuel Kant integrates British empiricism such as a posteriori and continental rationalism such as a priori. A posteriori means knowledge obtained through experiences and a priori means knowledge obtained independent of experiences. Next, in Critique of Pure Reason, Kant mentioned about analytic and synthetic judgments. We give a statement “A is B”, we have A is a subject and B is predicate. In analytic judgments, “the predicate B belongs to A” such as something is obtained in others, like water is obtained in a cup. In synthetic judgments, “the predicate B lies outside the concept A, although the B actually stand in connection with the A”. Another example Kant gave us in his essay is “All bodies are extended”, means when people think of a body we need to include extension (in analytic judgment), while the synthetic judgment “All…show more content…
I think people can think of body when they think of both heavy and extension because people can think of body without weight, there will be something floating in their mind, but they cannot think of body without extensions. Kant stated that “the proper problem of pure reason is contained in the question: How are a priori synthetic judgments possible?". Later, "the mere analysis of the concepts that inhere in our reason a priori, is by no means the aim of, but only preparation for, metaphysics proper, that is, the extension of its a priori synthetic knowledge." What are a priori synthetic judgment? Kant argues that math and science principles are synthetic a priori knowledge. “7+5=12” is a priori because it is truth and it is synthetic because the concept of 12 is not obtained in the concept of 7+5. In the phenomenology of mind by Hegel, the first section, consciousness, is divided into three chapters” “Sense-certainty”, “Perception”, and “Force and the Understanding”. Next section is self-consciousness, it contained the

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