Twelve Basic Philosophical Concepts in Kant and the Compound Yijing

Stephen R. Palmquist*

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    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 difference emerges: Kant's architectonic method aims to produce synthetic a priori knowledge, while the Yijing's architectonic method aims to produce analytic a posteriori belief.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)143-162
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Chinese Philosophy
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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