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Single Idea 20943

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 5. A Priori Synthetic]

Full Idea

The categories of oneness and manyness are the basis of what Kant terms 'synthetic judgements a priori'.

Gist of Idea

Kant bases the synthetic a priori on the categories of oneness and manyness


report of Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781]) by Andrew Bowie - Introduction to German Philosophy 1 'First'

Book Reference

Bowie,Andrew: 'Introduction to German Philosophy' [Polity 2003], p.19

A Reaction

This is a solution to the paradoxes of one and many that bothered Plato. I think it is best seen in our capacity to count things, and the individuation which must precede that. Atomism and holism.

Related Idea

Idea 13259 It seems that the One must be composed of parts, which contradicts its being one [Plato]