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The Paralogisms as a whole, accordingly, attempt to curb the dogmatic inclination to develop the transcendental necessity of apperception into a speculative metaphysics of the soul by insisting that there is no possible legitimate proof of the substantiality, simplicity, or personality of the soul.
An Analysis of the Paralogism of Pure Reason, Clarendon, Oxford.
They are: the preface, the introduction, the Transcendental Aesthetic, the Transcendental Deduction, the Phenomena-Noumena chapter and the Paralogisms.
The Transcendental Dialectic deals with three different types of dialectical syllogisms: the Paralogisms (pretended rational psychology) mentioned in the first section of this paper, the Antinomy (pretended rational cosmology), and the Ideal of Pure Reason.
Keller points out that this interpretation commits Kant to claiming a priori knowledge of an empirical matter, and implies a conflict with Kant's own insistence in the Paralogisms that the identity of the self is not secured by the formal identity of the `I think'.
Kant's Paralogisms about the existence of the self in the Critique of Pure Reason (A340-405; B407-32) exhibit this doubt.
The Paralogisms arise from mistaking what Kant calls the 'logical' features of this 'I think' with the characteristics of an empirical object as determined by the categories.
In the Paralogisms of Pure Reason (KRV, A346/B404), Kant mentions, albeit only in passing, that any attempt to go beyond the "completely empty representation I"--a "bare consciousness" (bloses Bewusstsein)--and seek a concept of the 'I' will send us revolving "in a perpetual circle, since any judgment upon it has always already made use of its representation" (emphasis mine).
Kant's reasons for rejecting a collection in favor of a common subject are clear from his general teleological approach and from a particular line of argument in the Paralogisms.
00--Dyck's detailed historical study places Kant's critical philosophy and his treatment of the soul, particularly in the Paralogisms in the Critique of Pure Reason, in the context of eighteenth-century German philosophy.
More specifically, Ameriks suggests that "the restraints of the Paralogisms .
Of course, aspects of the structure of the first Critique were informed by Baumgarten's, and Wolffs, metaphysics, for example the sections on the paralogisms (psychology), antinomies (cosmology), and the Ideal (theology) in the Transcendental Dialectic.