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Kant's Conceptual Schemes (AQA REASON AND EXPERIENCE)

Condillac's Statue

Condillac asks us to imagine a statue which cannot let any sensations in. He then wonders if we were
to give it all the 5 senses and place basic structures into his head (memory and a store for the
sensations), the…

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Relation: Substance and Accident, Causality and Dependence, Community/Interaction

Modality: Possibility/Impossibility, Existence/Non-Existence, Necessity/Contingency

EXAMPLE USING UNITY:

Unlike a computer, when we see a security code on a computer we are able to identify
letters and so a word, which a computer cannot.
This suggests that our perception is altered because we…

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Why is Kant's view so Revolutionary? (COPERNICAN REVOLUTION)



It suggests that we do not see the world as it really is, we sculpt and shape it throughout
concepts.
Rather than deriving our concepts from the world we see (EMPERICIST VIEW E.G. LOCKE AND
TABULA RASA), it is in fact our…

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Synthetic A priori:

Hume's fork distinguished between:

Analytic truths (Known A priori, true by definition e.g. a triangle has 3 sides) and,
Synthetic truths (Known A posteriori, not true by definition but how world is e.g. The chair is
blue)

Kant though, argued that concepts such as space and time…

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