Week 2 - The Ideality of Space & Time

This week we discuss Kant’s idealism concerning space and time. We’ll try and understand what it means to say that space and time are merely “forms” of intuition, the arguments for the view, and how it stands up to relevant alternatives.

Readings

Questions

  • What is an “intuition”?
  • What does it mean to say that an intuition has a “pure form”?
  • What is the difference (if any) between intuition and sensation?
  • What is an “appearance”
  • What is the relationship between pure intuition and mathematics?