The synthesis by which objects are thought in general was termed by Kant an

The synthesis by which objects are thought in general was termed by Kant an

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The synthesis by which objects are thought in general was termed by Kant an intellectual synthesis . Because of the generality of their potential application, the categories as treated in Section 20 are "mere forms of thought , through which alone no determinate object is cognized" (B150). We cannot say what it is, for example, which is a substance or which is subject to causality. For this to take place, we need to look at the specific manner in which intuition takes place. It must be recalled that intuition has a form (space and time) and a matter (actual things that are in space and time). In the Aesthetic, it was assumed that the forms of intuitions represent objects, space and time. But now Kant states that what pure intuition provides is a manifold of pure intuition, which itself stands in need of unification. "Space, represented as object (as we are required to do in geometry), contains more than mere form of intuition; it also contains combination of the manifold, given according to the form of sensibility, in an
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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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