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Since, in framing the judgment, I must not go outside my concept, there is no need to appeal to the testimony of experience in its support. (A 7/B 11) 3. Rationalists and empiricists agree that although instances of class 1 are important, they are not informative about nonlinguistic reality. Kant himself also makes this point quite clearly: Analytic judgments are very important, and indeed necessary, but only for obtaining that clearness in concepts which is requisite for [what] will lead to a genuinely new addition to all previous knowledge.

This link between the necessary and the subjective is the nerve of the argument, and the argument stands or falls depending on the legitimacy of such a link. 2 The Doctrine of Transcendental Idealism Legitimate or not, the connection that Kant makes between necessity and subjectivity is the heart of a central doctrine of the Critique, the doctrine known as Transcendental Idealism. This doctrine was probably suggested to Kant by his argument from geometry, and in turning to it now, we are trying to reproduce the progression of his own thought.

Let me elaborate a little on what Kant tries to show in each of these sections. The burden of the Analytic is to show that the pure concepts can be legitimately applied to the world we experience. This is the part of the Critique that has been the most studied and discussed by philosophers in recent years, for it is here that Kant tries to show that we can have secure knowledge of the natural world, despite the skeptical thrust of Humean empiricism. The Analytic, then, is the main constructive part of the Critique.

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