A Critical Account Of The Philosophy Of Kant; With An Historical Introduction

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byEdward Caird

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...unity of self-consciousness is brought in relation to the matter of sense. In the second part he goes on to show that--"-. to produce such an experience as ours, the categories must be applied to the manifold under the forms of time and space, and he is thus led to consider the imagination as the faculty that intermediates between understanding and sense. Sense in-In the first place, then, we start with the question, capable of r _. i p ynthe»u..What beyond perceptions of sense is required for knowledge or experience? The manifold that is in our ideas can be presented in sense, if we regard sense as merely receptive of impressions. Further, in receiving impressions, sense may modify them by its own forms. But there is one thing that is impossible for sense, and that is to combine the manifold matter so presented. As merely receptive of impressions, sense cannot bind them together. To bring about that result it is necessary that the mind, which receives impressions in their isolated multiplicity, should react upon them. For synthesis, not only the receptivity of sense, but also the spontaneity of the understanding is required. Wherever, as in all our ideas of objects, there is a combination of manifold and different elements, there there is an act of synthesis by the understanding. "We can represent nothing as combined in the object, unless by our own mental activity we have combined it; and of all our ideas, synthesis is the only one that cannot be given or impressed upon us from without, but must be produced by the self-activity of the subject." Wherever we find unity, in.difference, or the combination of various elements under one conception, there we trace the activity of the understanding. If there is room for analysis, there must...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...unity of self-consciousness is brought in relation to the matter of sense. In the second part he goes on to show that--...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.39 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217663559

ISBN - 13:9780217663557

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