Department of Religion and Philosophy
This is the third in a series of articles that correlates Kant's architectonic with the Yijing's sixty-four hexagrams (gua 卦). Previous articles explained “architectonic” reasoning, introduced four levels of the “Compound Yijing,” consisting of 0 + 4 + 12 + (4 × 12 = 48) gua, and suggested correlating the fourth level's four sets of twelve to the four “faculties” in Kant's model of the university. This third paper examines the philosophy faculty, assessing whether the twelve proposed gua meaningfully correlate with twelve basic philosophical concepts that Kant introduces in his three Critiques. A key differenceemerges: Kant's architectonic method aims to produce synthetic a priori knowledge, while the Yijing's architectonic method aims to produce analytic a posteriori belief.
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Journal of Chinese Philosophy
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Palmquist, S. R. (2015), Twelve Basic Philosophical Concepts in Kant and the Compound Yijing. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 42: 143–162. doi:10.1111/1540-6253.12186, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1540-6253.12186. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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Palmquist, Stephen Richard. "Twelve basic philosophical concepts in Kant and the compound Yijing." Journal of Chinese Philosophy 42.1-2 (2015): 143-162.