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Unformatted text preview: The Third Antinomy is dynamical, as it is about the causal conditions required for any change in the world. According to the Second Analogy, every change in appearances is subject to a rule which makes that change necessary given the existence of the prior state of the world. Thus, it rules out, among objects of experience, any change which occurs spontaneously, or not in accordance with a rule. The ability to bring about a change spontaneoulsly Kant entitles transcendental freedom . Thus among the objects whose activities in the world of appearances which bring about changes, none are transcendentally free. (In Kant's jargon, the "causality of the casue" is the activity of the agent bringing about a change.) No spontaneous acts can be found in appearances. This is the Antithesis of the Third Antinomy, and Kant accepted it as being true. Its argument recapitualtes that of the Second Analogy , that any violation of law would destroy the coherence of experience, leaving us unable to distinguish the objective from...
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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.
- Fall '09