XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

A Synthesis into a Whole which is not a Synthesis out of Parts: On the Original Transcendental Figurative Synthesis of Imagination

Frode Kjosavik

Edificio: Palazzo dei Congressi
Sala: sala Verri
Data: 22 maggio 2010 - 14:30
Ultima modifica: 13 aprile 2010


It is argued that because of the peculiar unity of space and time – they are wholes that precede their parts – there must be synthesis in Kant which is not synthesis out of parts but which rather precedes all such synthesis. A distinction between original and reconstructive transcendental figurative synthesis is thereby made, corresponding to that between space or time in their original unity and space or time as reconstructed out of parts. This distinction is linked to that between synopsis and the synthesis of apprehension, respectively. It is thereby also argued that synopsis must be present in the B-deduction as well, and not only in the A-deduction.