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Kant's Critique of Metaphysics

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[Revised entry by Michelle Grier on March 29, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] How are synthetic a priori propositions possible? This question is often times understood to frame the investigations at issue in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. In answer to it, Kant saw fit to divide the question into three: 1) How are the synthetic a priori propositions of mathematics possible? 2) How are the synthetic a priori propositions of natural science possible? Finally, 3) How are the synthetic a priori...

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