Kantian Journal

2009 Issue №2(30)

Apriorität und autochthone Ideen der Kultur


The paper notes that the deduction of the a priori cognitive forms conducted by I. Kant was continued by E. Cassirer and М. Heidegger, who showed that the basis of a priori lies in certain ways of being of the man. Developing this approach to the interpretation of the basis a priori, the author of the paper shows that culture as a way of existence of meaningful being gives a rise to the initial (autochthonic) ideas which become its categorical language and arrange the space of a sense in culture. To such autochthonic ideas the author adds the idea of the sacral (dismemberment of space of sense) and also the idea of soul (comprehension of a temporal constancy).

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