This week we continue our discussion of the Deduction by looking at the “second step” in the argument. We’ll also discuss whether the success of the argument depends on construing intuition as dependent for its existence on the activity of the intellect.
- CPR: The Transcendental Deduction, B129-69 (Guyer & Wood, 245-66)
- During this class we’ll focus primarily on the ’second step’ of the argument, §§21-26
- Optional: Allison, “The B-Deduction (2)”
- Optional: Griffith, “Perception and the Categories”
- Optional: Gomes, “Kant on Perception: Naïve Realism, Non-Conceptualism and the B-Deduction”
- Optional: McLear, “Two Kinds of Unity in the Critique of Pure Reason”
- Optional: Sellars, “The Role of the Imagination in Kant’s Theory of Experience”
- What is the difference between “figurative” and “intellectual” synthesis?
- What is the imagination and what role does it play in cognition?
- What is “self-affection”?
- What is the “paradox” of inner sense?
- How might intuition depend on the understanding/intellect given the argument of §26?