Vladimir N. Bryushinkin. On Logical Errors in Kant’s Table of Judgements

This article focuses on the logical inconsistency of Kant’s classification of judgements presented in the “Critique of pure reason”. The author shows how Kant’s division of judgements violates elementary logical rules. The article analyses an earlier attempt by G. Ryle to detect logical errors in the table of judgements. It is shown that the correct divisions were not unfamiliar to the 18th century German logic, nevertheless, they were not accepted by Kant. The author proposes
possible explanations for Kant’s violation of logical rules and offers a critical analysis of K. Reich’s arguments in favour of the consistency of Kant’s table of judgements.

Key words: logic, judgement, table of judgements, division rules, dichotomy, trichotomy, transcendental logic, categories.

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