Science and the Synthetic Method of the Critique of Pure Reason

Review of Metaphysics 59 (3):517-539 (2006)
Kant maintains that his Critique of Pure Reason follows a “synthetic method” which he distinguishes from the analytic method of the Prolegomena by saying that the Critique “rests on no other science” and “takes nothing as given except reason itself”. The paper presents an account of the synthetic method of the Critique, showing how it is related to Kant’s conception of the Critique as the “science of an a priori judging reason”. Moreover, the author suggests, understanding its synthetic method sheds light on the structure of the Transcendental Deduction, and its function in the work as a whole.
Keywords Kant  Transcendental Deduction  Critique of Pure Reason  synthetic method
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DOI 10.2307/20130654
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