Week 6 - The Transcendental Deduction II

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.

Readings

Questions

  • 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?