For next class, read the editor’s introduction to Kant’s Prolegomena and Critique of Pure of Reason (A & W, pp. 655-60) and Kant’s preface to the Prolegomena (A & W, pp. 661-65). Be ready to discuss the following questions:
- What is the, apparently simple, question through which Kant transformed theoretical philosophy?
- What two–clearly legitimate–bodies of knowledge does Kant look to in the Prolegomena for evidence concerning the possibility of synthetic a priori knowledge?
- What conclusion does Kant draw concerning the traditional objects of metaphysics (i.e., God, freedom, and the immortality of the soul)?
- What is the main difference between the way Kant presents his views in the Prolegomena and the way he presents them in the Critique of Pure Reason?
- What faculty does Kant discuss in the Transcendental Aesthetic?
- What is the task of the Transcendental Analytic?
- What is the task of the Transcendental Dialectic?
- What overall attitude towards Hume does Kant express in the Preface to the Prolegomena?