Metaphorics of "critique of pure reason"

  • Oleksandr Yeremenko National University "Odessa Law Academy"
  • Viktor Okorokov Oles Honchar Dnipro National University
Keywords: metaphor, metaphorical approach, transcendental, Kant, classical, thinking, military metaphor

Abstract

An attempt is made to apply metaphorical analysis to certain aspects of the Kant’s work. In other words, can we look at the transcendental teaching of the German thinker using the same method that he himself proposed (or at least used in his work)? A metaphorical reading of Kant's transcendental teaching made it possible to reveal some patterns and trace the linguistic boundaries of his work. With great caution, we only tried to express the idea that Kant's metaphorics is a well-thought-out semantic boundary of its transcendental logic. First of all, we are interested in the field that usually eludes philosophical research – the military metaphor of «Critics of Pure Reason». In our opinion, the metaphorical series is most representative in this work. It was important for us to show that Kant's transcendental method is a fundamental metaphor that stands over arguing philosophers (skeptics, relativists and dogmatists) and makes it possible to give precise and clear laws (boundaries) to a chaotic philosophizing mind. In this approach, the reflexivity of Kantian discourse is revealed (as the eternal debate between the logic of discourse and the metaphysics (metaphorics) of dialectics). That is, in essence, we tried to discover that the transcendental criticism of the mind is just another metaphorical approach that allows us to go beyond the classical (dogmatic and skeptical) mind to find a place for a new (deeper, in par-ticular, phenomenological) the method of immersion in the mind (through the awakening of classical consciousness from "sleep"). It was also important for us to reveal that the metaphorical approach leads to an understanding of the new semantic boundaries of the thinker's creativity, to the understanding that Kant turned out to be not only a outstanding logician, metaphysician and fine connoisseur of dialectics, but also a thinker who perfectly felt the semantic series of formation concepts and was close to the linguistic interpretation of pure reason. Also we seek to show that the metaphorical approach used by Kant allowed him to weigh (foresee) many of the philosophical events of XX century culture. In this context, Kant was not only a critic, but also a visionary of many modern philosophical events.

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Published
2020-07-05
How to Cite
Yeremenko, O., & Okorokov , V. (2020). Metaphorics of "critique of pure reason". Scientific and Theoretical Almanac Grani, 23(4), 118-131. https://doi.org/10.15421/172047
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PHILOSOPHY