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Single Idea 5529

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

Full Idea

The real problem of pure reason is contained in the question: How are synthetic judgments a priori possible?

Gist of Idea

The real problem of pure reason is: how are a priori synthetic judgments possible?


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B019)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.146

A Reaction

If they are possible, I would say that is not 'the real problem of pure reason', but the real problem of understanding the underlying nature of reality. I doubt whether we know much of reality by 'pure' reason, but we might 'see' that it is necessary.