Lecture 11

Metaphysical Deduction & begin Trascendental Deduction       (10-5-16) Transcendental Logic is concerned with the origin of knowledge, General Logic is not. Metaphysical deduction identifies the fundamental concepts; Transcendental Deduction explains the manner in which these concepts relate to objects. To secure knowledge, the manifold of representations must be collected, combined and put together i.e. the manifold […]

Lecture 10

The Metaphysical Deduction                                                              (10-3-16) The ‘Metaphysical Deduction’ and the ‘Transcendental Deduction’ name the two steps Kant takes to describe ‘representation’ in the understanding. The first sentence of §26(B159-B160), which discuss these two steps, will be looked at below. The thought, remember, is the understanding is a unified whole, not a random grab bag of faculties […]

Lecture 9

Transcendental Analytic                                                                                          (9-28-16)   Kant’s view of logic is such that it is concerned with the rules of understanding. He is following the tradition of Aristotelian logic. Pure General Logic: Simple terms(Kant’s Concepts)                    S,P,Q, etc. Two term proposition (Kant’s Judgments)      S is P Three term syllogisms (Kant’s […]

Engstrom, Lecture 13

Judgment and thinking are kissing cousins. -Professor Engstrom   Transcendental Deduction, Section 16-18 [Note: We only got through section 16] Before getting into the heart of the topic, Professor Engstrom made a few general comments, most of which were administrative in nature. One thing of importance that he noted is that Sections 18-22 of the […]

Engstrom Lecture 8

Introduction to Transcendental Logic                                            (9-26-16)   The faculty of knowledge has two stems The higher capacity—Understanding: that through which objects are thought; our spontaneity. The lower capacity—Sensibility: that through which objects are given; our receptivity. […]

Engstrom, Lecture 9

Kant’s Logic The rules of the understanding fall under the general scheme of (Aristotelian) logic. Kant thinks of logic in the spirit of Aristotle, and his transcendental logic is similarly structured.  [See B169] The Analytic of Concepts Why is the fourth principle of the categories (completeness) so important? It is crucial for Transcendental Logic to […]