Spontaneous generation

Spontaneous generation The fantasy of the birth of concepts in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason Stella sandford In the second edition of the Critique of Pure Reason, at the end of the transcendental deduction of the categories, Kant distinguishes the doctrine of transcendental idealism from competing theories of knowledge – or, more specifically, theories of […]

The Metaphysics of LSD

The expulsion of spirits from science, he argues, led to the ‘purification’ of the entire universe expelling all elements not capable of mechanistic explanation, and this notion of a ‘purified’ universe became built into the notion of the scientific enterprise. If we tie this in with Robert Y~ung’s arguments about the ideological orientation of the […]

The coastline of experience

Such a critique confines all our speculative claims rigidly to the sphere of possible experience; and it does this not by shallow scoffing at ever-repeated failures or pious sighs over the limits of our reason, but by an effective determining of these limits in accordance with established principles, inscribing its nihil ulterius on those Pillars […]