Unformatted text preview: understanding applies them to objects. The second shows how specific principles ssociated with the pure concepts are justified. Kant lays out for "concerns" to be met in the Analytic: to show that the concepts are pure and not empirical, that they belong to the understanding, that they are fundamental, and that the system of such concepts be complete. I will devote a little time to the last concern first, because Kant's insistence on completeness and systematicity have been criticized quite severely. Kant claimed that the categories, the pure concepts of the understanding, must be generated in a systematic way, from a single principle. His reason for so insisting is that the understanding itself is a unity, so its concepts must be unitary. But this seems to be a flat-out non-sequiter . There is no reason to think that the product of something unitary must itself be unitary....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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