There to be able to link our experiences

There are basic core concepts that represent themselves in
the things we interact with. Take for example a plate. Basic concepts like
circle and roundness the basic, fundamental concepts that help us interact with
it (180). However, unlike roundness and circularity, the pure these pure
concepts Kant speaks of are very different from what our senses understand
these objects to be. This is why a transcendental doctrine of judgement is so important.
Kant wants to be able to link our experiences with the basic core concepts or
forms we interact with. So we have the thing in itself, and how it appears to
us. In-between the two is a transcendental schema that mediates all of our experiences
(181). Thus, the scheme is needed to help us bridge the gap between abstract/universals
with objects in and of themselves as well as the cognitive hap between these
basic concepts and what our immediate sensory experiences (183). All of our
judgments have this schema mediating them. This schema allows us to interact
with concepts that occur in the mind and the empirical world around is. There
are a set of rules for helping us understand our sensory experience so that
they can be applied to our consciousness, which then gives the things we interact
with a greater/truer meaning (185). Take for example the concept of time. This
mediates our experience because ever judgment (empirical or a priori) must have
some kind of temporal component to it that acts as this intermediary filter
that allow us to understand the logical elements of our judgments to we can
apply them to the object that we are experiencing (185-187). This helps Kant
respond to Idealism (244). He argues by proving that our experiences are the
result of empirical cassation instead of mere imagination. Kant argues that since
we cant control every aspect of our conciseness, this shows that parts of it
are empirically determined, or caused by external influences (245). Kant
divides this argument into three postulates. 1) Idealism argues that only our
mental/internal experience can be considered immediate/objective, but Kant has
proved that external experiences can be as well (245-246). 2) We cannot control
how time affects our understanding. Things that idealist would argue we only
imagine are intrinsically connected to the passage of time which is an experience
external to us. This connect between our experiences and time prove that our experience
are linked to something objective and outside of our mind (246). Finally,
outside experience determines how our consciousness works. The objects of the
idealist’s solipsistic world are the result of external experience (247).


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