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Single Idea 5559

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / D. Empiricism / 5. Empiricism Critique]

Full Idea

All sensations are given only a posteriori, but their property of have a degree can be cognised only a priori.

Gist of Idea

Sensations are a posteriori, but that they come in degrees is known a priori


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B218/A176)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.295

A Reaction

Study the context to be fair to Kant, but this seems very unconvincing. If we were constructed in some more digital way, our sensations might be binary, so their 'degree' can hardly be a necessity.