>>503641>This evolutionarily culminated in what you call reason and it's only a priori for the individual that was already endowed with it
Yes, but this is the point. Reason as a power cannot behold itself except within its own visage, so its risenness is its fullness. Reason cannot be half-made. Imagine a hypothetical creature with "more" reason than us. You cant, because Reason is solitary in its determinations to critical thought.>What point is there to get hung up on the possibility that none of it may reflect a hypothetical real world that I am essentially divorced from? In my opinion there is none.
There is no hang-up, because kant already resolves this by saying that we as phenomenal beings can only perceive the noumena precisely only in our knowledge that we cannot know it.
But kant's subtlety here is not a pragmatic empiricism but a roundabout way that rationalism becomes empirical in its mode.
We know that we cannot know ("the real world", or the world "in itself"), as per the socratic wisdom.
Too this is a fundamental aspect of epistemology. The empiricist says that data is knowledge, while the rationalist says that knowledge is gained by reason; knowledge is theoretical.
Kant with transcendental idealism says that it is only by reason that we can embrace the empirical.>Is the metaphysical world and the material world the same? And the answer is: We can never know.
Well, kant would say that we DO know that there is the world "in itself" (noumenon) but we can never know it on its own terms. Again, this is the subtelty - we know that we cannot know, whereas you simply say "i do not know". Kant squares the circle of metaphysical ignorance.>But it's also pointless to ponder about a hypothetical world that we can't know anything about while all of our desires and perception are situated in the material world which are the only thing that have a perceivable bearing on us. It's effectively the only thing relevant.
I agree. I dont have my head in the clouds.>New ideas didn't emerge from old ideas but new ideas emerged from a new material environment that human consciousness is shaped by.
I disagree in essence. An idea is eternal throughout time, like maPost too long. Click here to view the full text.