Friday, December 18, 2009

Transcendental Deduction A

These are my resuls of studying the deduction A.

 A summary...
Transcendental process:
In order for the transcendental unity of apperception (one’s a priori knowledge of the identity of self), pure imagination is needed (production, uses rules from categories). For pure imagination to work sensibility is needed (order is given by time).
Empirical process:
In order for the object of sensibility (passive intuition), imagination is needed (reproduction). For imagination, unity of apperception is needed (one’s knowledge of experience and recognition).
Objective validity of categories comes from the transcendental function of faculties. Pure understanding which also shelters categories, ascribes the rules for the pure imagination and also needs pure imagination for the activation of the concepts. Pure imagination needs the form of sensibility (time), which is objective and a priori. Given that the rules of understanding are priori and the appearances that are reproduced that activate the concepts are based on an objective form (time) a priori concepts of understanding (categories) are objectively valid.
Necessity of categories comes from the empirical and transcendental use of faculties. Since categories designate the rules for imagination and sensibility needs imagination in order for appearances to be reproduced as images. Without categories experience cannot be possible.

What do you think?

1 comment:

Meg said...

this will definitely give me something to think about for awhile...