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Single Idea 5626

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 1. Objects over Time]

Full Idea

The principle of persistence is one that anticipates experience just as much as that of causality.

Gist of Idea

An a priori principle of persistence anticipates all experience


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B795/A767)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.657

A Reaction

This is the notion that identity is an indefinable basic of our understanding. He is objecting to Hume, who, of course, thought persistance was just an experience. Personally I persistance to be a posteriori, but how else could things exist?