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Inferences of understanding and reason as factors of textuality in I. Kant's philosophical discourse



On the basis of Kant's texts, the author attempts to prove that two and three-element logical-semantic structures — called the judgements of understanding and reason by Kant — represent logically organized complexes of propositions grouping around the structural core of both types of inferences and are  communicative forms of textual material "packaging" and, thus, are forms of textuality in I. Kant's discourse. Moreover, they give assertoric and apodictic modality to Kant's discourse.


1. Kant I. Über eine Entdeckung, nach der alle neue Kritik der reinen Vernunft durch eine ältere entbehrlich gemacht werden soll // Kant I. Werke. Bd. 5: Schriften zur Metaphysik und Logik. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1983.
2. Kant I. Kritik der reinen Vernunft. Leipzig: Reclam, 1979. (English translation: Kant I.Critique of Pure Reason, MobileReference, 2008).