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 […]

Engstrom, Lecture 5

Transcendental Aesthetic – The Metaphysical Exposition of the Concept of Space (Continuted)   (Notes by RJ) Space Kant first argues how we come to know space(either a priori or a posteriori(empirically,  through experience)). Then, given the two sources that contribute to our knowledge(sensibility or understanding), he argues for the particular faculty by which we come to know it. The first two […]

Engstrom, Lecture 3

Conclusion to the Introduction + Transcendental Aesthetic (Kant’s Conception of Knowledge) (Notes by Brandon) In his treatment of the contrast between synthetic and analytic knowledge, he offers the examples:      ‘This Stone is Warm’ [synthetic]      ‘This Stone is Extended’ [analytic] We touched on (1) the containment principle to differentiate analytic from synthetic knowledge, as well as (2) the principle […]