In this episode, hopefully we nail down what it is that Kant means when he uses the term 'transcendental.' Also, the cognitive mechanism Kant calls 'synthesis' is introduced.
Readings from Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant:
(A56/B80) - General logic vs. transcendental logic
(A57/B82) - Brief but clear description of what transcendental logic is
(A58-59/B82-83) - A little about what truth is
(A77-79/B102-105) - Synthesis is introduced
Reading from A Treatise of Human Nature by...
A brief tangent from our survey of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, here we take a look at one of David Hume's unpopular discussions from A Treatise of Human Nature, namely his ideas on Space and infinite divisibility.
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A brief introduction to Transcendental Aesthetic from Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Some basic vocabulary from the Critique is introduced to get started on Kant's theory of perception.
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This episode concludes a four-part series focusing on Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals. Final commentary is presented as a recording of a talk given by Nietzsche scholar Bernard Reginster at Amherst College in 2017.
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In this episode, sections 9 - 12 of the first essay of On the Genealogy of Morals are covered. Nietzsche's concept of Ressentiment is introduced, and he laments the diminution of the spirit of man.
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