A Commentary to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason by Sebastian Gardner

By Sebastian Gardner

Of the entire significant philosophical works, Kant's Critique of natural cause is without doubt one of the so much lucrative, but probably the most tough. Norman Kemp Smith's observation elucidates not just textural questions and minor concerns, but in addition the crucial difficulties.

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Kant does not himself make direct mention of the Enquiry, and the passages in the Critique and in the Prolegomena1 in which Hume's teaching is under consideration seem rather to point to the wider argument of the Treatise. This is a matter of no small importance; for if Vaihinger's view can be established, it will enable us to appreciate, in a manner otherwise impossible, hpw Kant should have come to regard the problem of a priori synthesis as being the most pressing question in the entire field of speculative philosophy.

1 Moreover his intuitional theory of mathematical science, his doctrine of the "pure concept," his attributive view of the judgment—all of them survivals from his pre-Critical period 2 — frequently set him at cross-purposes with himself. His preoccupation, too, with the problem of the a priori leads him to underestimate the part played in knowledge by the strictly empirical. But despite all inconsistencies, and notwithstanding his perverse preference for outlandish modes of expression, he succeeds in enforcing with sufficient clearness the really fundamental tenets of the Coherence view.

316. TEXTUAL xxix be dated prior to 1760. The choice, however, of the year 1769 is not arbitrary; it is the year of Kant's adoption of the semi-Critical position recorded in the Inaugural Dissertation (1770). 1 The "four to five months" may be dated in the latter half of 1780. The printing of the Critique was probably commenced in December or January 1780-1781. But the Critique is not merely defective in clearness or popularity of exposition. That is a common failing of metaphysical treatises, especially when they are in the German language, and might pass without special remark.

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