Immanuel Kant's Critique Of Pure Reason

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1. The book Critique of Pure Reason tells us about the short comings in understanding the concept of metaphysics and the requirement to change the same. The author Immanuel Kant, has tried to highlight that metaphysics can be changed through epistemology. He suggested that human knowledge contributes substantially to the way an object emerges to us in experience. He mentioned that all objects a human mind can think of conform to the manner of thought even before experiencing them practically. This book is an exploration of the nature of human reason and knowledge and the basic concept behind the existence of natural universe i.e. metaphysics. In the preface of the book the author clarified what he means by critique of pure reason,
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The fact that synthetic a priori knowledge is known by us suggests that important truths can be known by the pure reason. However, rationalist metaphysics was not followed by the author Immanuel Kant in asserting that pure reason has the influence to take hold of the mysteries of the world. Instead, the author suggests that whatever we perceives in mind shapes the reality. As per author the mind do not inactively receive information provided by the senses. Instead, it actively shapes and makes sense of that information. If all the actions in our experience happens as per time, this is for the reason that mind manages sensory experience in a sequential succession, and if we feel that some actions takes place because of other actions, this is for the reason that mind creates sense of actions in terms of cause and result. The author argued similar to the fact that if a person has put on brown-tinted sunglasses he will see everything in a brownish light. As per author, the mind has non-removable time-tinted and cause-tinted sunglasses, so that all our experience automatically happens in time and obeys the laws of…show more content…
The Critique of Pure Reason is a book by Immanuel Kant that is termed as one of the most powerful works in the history of philosophy. Also referred to as Immanuel Kant 's First Critique, it was followed by the Critique of Practical Reason (1788) and the Critique of Judgment (1790). This book is a difficult read. All things considered, the message conveyed by the book can be a revelation even to minds used to philosophical thoughts, giving new perspectives on knowledge itself. The book can be read again again to understand it better. The Critique of Pure Reason is tough, and requires some serious effort to get through. Before attempting it, it is highly recommend that Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysic be read which is the much shorter explanation of concept of metaphysics, in which he summarizes the essential points that are elaborated and ‘proved ‘in this longer work. Additionally, it is recommended that readers to first acquaint themselves with the philosophy of David Hume (The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding) and Rene Descartes (Meditations on First Philosophy) before reading the Critique of Pure
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