Conceptual schemes Kant

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  • Implications of Conceptual schemes (Kant)
    • Content/scheme
      • Duck/rabbit example
        • You see a duck then a rabbit or even a series of lines
          • The only thing that is changing is the idea/scheme not the content.
    • Synthetic a priori knowledge
      • Knowledge about the world known prior to experience
      • Space and Time
        • Needed for experience so cannot come from experience
        • Impossible to have an experience that isn't in terms of space and time
          • Needed for experience so cannot come from experience
      • Schemes are universal so we can verify knowledge claims if they are in accordance with this universal conceptual scheme.
    • Empiricism and rationalism reconciled
      • Empiricism
        • Right
          • Raw materials for thought cn only come from experience
            • Thinking would be impossible without the raw materials
          • Thinking would be impossible without the raw materials
        • Wrong
          • Wrong to think the mind is a Tabula Rasa
      • Rationalism
        • Right
          • There are innate concepts and structures in the mind
        • Wrong
          • rong to think these ideas and structures mirror an bjective reality beyond our minds
      • Aim
        • Embrace the insights of both whilst rejecting the problems in each
      • Kants synthesis
        • "Form without content is empty. Content without form is blind"
        • The raw materials we gaiin through experience need structure and order for us to make sense of them.
          • Intelligible experience
    • Knowledge limited to Phenomenal world
      • Cannot have experience without structure
        • Can only know the world as it apears
          • Phenomenal world
      • World beyond our experience is unknowable
        • Noumenal world
          • World independantly of how it appears
      • Can only have intelligible experience if it is filtered through a conceptual scheme
        • Which has a set of necessary a priori structures and concepts built into it
          • Space and time, Casuation, unity, manner and number
  • Synthetic a priori knowledge
    • Knowledge about the world known prior to experience
    • Space and Time
      • Impossible to have an experience that isn't in terms of space and time
      • Schemes are universal so we can verify knowledge claims if they are in accordance with this universal conceptual scheme.
    • Empiricism and rationalism reconciled
      • Empiricism
        • Right
          • Raw materials for thought cn only come from experience
          • Wrong
            • Wrong to think the mind is a Tabula Rasa
        • Rationalism
          • Right
            • There are innate concepts and structures in the mind
          • Wrong
            • rong to think these ideas and structures mirror an bjective reality beyond our minds
        • Aim
          • Embrace the insights of both whilst rejecting the problems in each
        • Kants synthesis
          • "Form without content is empty. Content without form is blind"
          • The raw materials we gaiin through experience need structure and order for us to make sense of them.
            • Intelligible experience

      Comments

      Faith Thompson

      Very useful!

      nagwa

      really useful thanks alot :))

      Hazzo Dupont

      Hey, what is this actually telling us? And how can we use it in essay practice?

      ZinaK - Team GR


      Could you give us the examples in more detail and explained?

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