A Handbook to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason by Rasvihary Das

By Rasvihary Das

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We have both Unity and Plurality in an infinite series of units, but it is no number. We have already seen how the concept of Community is derived from the disjunctive judgement, which at first sence of the for instance, TRANSCENDENTAL ANALYTIC 48 may not seem to be possible. In the metaphysical text books of the middle ages the real is spoken of as 'one', 'true* and 'good'. But these concepts are not found in Kant's table of categories' and so it might be considered defective. But Kant shows that these concepts only signify the logical demands of our knowledge of object; they to not express any necessary determinations of the object and are not therefore categories in Kant's sense.

The only use the understanding can make of concepts is to judge by means of them. Judgement is the function of the under- standing and concepts are as essentially connected with intuitions depend on affection, Just judgement. concepts depend on function. unity of the By function act act or rather the unitary is meant the of bringing several representations under one common representation. In every judgement we use a concept which is true of many representations intuition. the Thus I concept 'table' my and refer " may is it to something given in This is a table".

The under- It analyses all standing is an independent self-complete unity and so its ANALYTIC OF CONCEPTS 41 concepts too must together form a systematic unity. The systematic unity of the concepts will be a test for the correctness of the analysis. The Analytic requires two parts, one dealing with the concepts and the other with the principles of pure understanding. BOOK I ANALYTIC OF CONCEPTS The task proposed of the for the not an analysis to the but of the faculty of the Analytic is known and given concepts with a view explication of their meanings, understanding itself, in order to find out the a priori concepts which make objective knowledge possible.

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