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The Theory Of Kant’s Time

Posted on:2015-03-28Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:W W CaoFull Text:PDF
GTID:2255330428499091Subject:Foreign philosophy
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The time is a very important theme in the history of philosophy. It is closely connected with that, which form nature philosophy in ancient Greece, and theology in middle ages, to existentialism in modern philosophy. What Kant called scientific metaphysics also began with a new explanation for time.In this paper, Kant’s time is the entrance. Firstly, I will describe all the forms of Kant’s time:in the transcendental Aesthetic, time is a kind of pure form of pure intuition, which it is neither self existence nor attached something, and this intuition is the condition of the possible appeared object. In the Schematism of the Pure Concepts of the Understanding, time is a kind of transcendental determination. In the synthesis of threefold, time is in the end determinations only of the internal sense that can distinguish, make a sequence, and as a combination of the manifold, as to render a constant synthesis of reproduction. By those analyses to time, Kant showed the finitude of human and the originality in imagination. It shows the Kant’s great insight to time, a doctrine of the inner time-as a pure intuitive form of time, constitute the object in the form of consciousness and time consciousness of time. The new explanation of time form Kant is a great contribution and insight. Meanwhile, Kant’s time is deeply influenced by Aristotle’s belief to objective time. Furthermore, in Kant’s time it contains the huge complexity that Kant mixes the internal and outer time and many physical trances in it. So, the first task is to reflect the complexity and the physical trances in Kant’s time.Following an analysis for the complexity of Kant’s time, the purpose lies in an explanation for what Kant’s time really convey. Kant determined time in the end determinations only of the internal sense so that may lead to Husserl’s phenomenology of the consciousness of internal time. In the ontology, Heidegger’s time is a pure transcendental synthesis of imagination. Time constitutes the transcendental ground of the possibility of all knowledge in general.
Keywords/Search Tags:inner time, intuition, synthetically unity of time, time consciousness, transcendental imaginat
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