Kant - There’s no absolute heaviness A posteriori •...

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Kant “All bachelors are unmarried men.” Analytical judgment. It clarifies things. The predicate is a gloss on the subject. The concept of bachelor contains unmarried man. “All bodies are extended.” Analytic judgment. Everything that’s a body is extended and everything that’s extended is a body. Any analytical statement is a priori but not all a priori are analytic arguments. “All bodies are heavy.” Synthetic judgment. Concept of heaviness isn’t contained just to bodies. Heaviness is a relative term (with respect o other things, and other things you have to encounter in the world).
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Unformatted text preview: There’s no absolute heaviness. A posteriori. • “Jim is bald.” Synthetic. Jim is just a name. To describe anything about him would take experience. Synthetic a posteriori. • “7 + 5 = 12.” All math concepts are synthetic a priori. It has to be a priori. But why is it all synthetic? o The only way you could have figured that out by either doing the math or counting tick marks. o He could change that to two really big numbers and ask for the answer immediately. There’s no concept to it though, you have to do the math. And to do the math you need to use experience. EXTRA CREDIT!!...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 140 taught by Professor Nathancox during the Fall '08 term at Kansas.

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