A Companion to Kant's ''Critique of Pure Reason'' by Karl Aschenbrenner

By Karl Aschenbrenner

Presents touch upon the 1st of the 3 fundamental sections of Kant's Critique; the analytical, the dialectical, and the methodological. The analytical part runs from Kant's creation to just about the tip of the Analytic of rules, and is anxious with the character, foundations, and the bounds of empirical wisdom.

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The articulation of topics here has also been the subject of criticism, but Kant's intent is perfectly clear. Ordinarily, human beings are probably inclined to consult experience in their discourse about their affairs. But quite often they confront what is inaccessible, at least for the time being, to experience. They must make predictions about the future and hypotheses about the past. They must invent theories and explanations for what they have not experienced, and so on. " Reason, pursuing its ordinary tasks, is what we must rely on in such instances; it goes beyond the present into one or another more or less unknown area, but not 26 unknowable in principle.

27 I. Transcendental Doctrine of Elements Part I Part II Transcendental Aesthetic Section 1 Space Section 2 Time Transcendental Logic Division I Book I Analytic of Concepts Book II Analytic of Principles Division II II. Transcendental Analytic Transcendental Dialectic Book I The Concepts of Pure Reason Book II The Dialectical Inferences of Pure Reason The Transcendental Methodology Chapter I The Discipline of Pure Reason Chapter II The Canon of Pure Reason Chapter III The Architectonic of Pure Reason Chapter IV The History of Pure Reason Part I and Part II through Book I supply the concepts or conceptions to be considered.

But we shall succeed only if we keep our eye on the question how, whether, and in what domains pure reason can hope to extend its knowledge materially. VII. The idea of and the divisions under a special science bearing the name of a critique of pure reason The final section of the introduction presents little that is essential to the total economy of the critique that is now to unfold. It proposes to present a general summation of the tasks to be undertaken by such a critique but actually offers a rather confusing picture of it, hesitating between terms to characterize it such as organon, doctrine, and canon, all of them dear to the system-loving Kant.

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