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January 16, 2007 First day: Kant- knowledge through experience, but there are certain things we can uncover that are necessary requirements for experience… think back to modern and categories!!! Get the journal Kantschuden in the library- Journal of History of Philosophy Kantian Review Most of these are hidden in the library, plus many books, use these for the short and term paper Please keep up w/ the reading this semester… Pay attention to the letters A and B, these are the two editions in which the book was written by Kant, pay close attention to the changes and why he may have changed the wording or the system in which he was working with. Paul Gyer Kant and Kant’s transcendentalism by Henry Allison interpretation Dr. K will use sometimes Bounds of Sense: Sir Peter Strawson deals w/ a lot of prior commentaries and other stuff, some of his interpretations are pretty flawed. Grahm Bird- dissenting view Kent Smith- Prichard- Langton- uses Allison, but she says that Kant expresses as a thesis, humility as respect to knowledge, b/c we can not know the thing in itself, the inner constitution of any object All give reference to Kant, different views of his works… January 18, 2007 First Law and Ob class will be on Feb 1, at 530 Give Ross a call and see what’s up with him not being in class The preface and first sections give a lot of prelim stuff that will be very important for later in these passages and semester Big pic: transcendental aesthetics Presents theory and account of human knowledge. Stated problem Kant says: things have reached an end pass, a crisis, he says this has arisen out of the exercise of human reason. Human reason follows its own natural procedure, the problem is this procedure is the problem, it gets itself in trouble. Metaphysics- A priori: prior to cognition, apart from experience, it is necessarily true. You do not have to experience for it to be true Kant says it is inherent to seek something that is constant. Critique is human’s reasons assessment of it’s own capacities, power it has, regarding its attempt to secure knowledge that goes beyond experience. Not confined by experience. It is a task that reason assigns to itself. To determine the source of its power and the limitations of this power. Human Reason (HR) places limits on its own power. What is the model for knowing or cognizing something a priori? Pg 17 or so We need to be able to attribute F as a characteristic of X…
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B xiii- Reason has insight only into what it itself produces according to its own plan… When we get to the Work of Reason, the role is tied to the sense of projecting general hypothesis that nature is required to answer. As in scientific hypothesis. Pg. 21 Copernican revolution: Kant refers to this work as similar. Copernicus said the sun
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