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  • Ion GLUGA | The University of New South Wales - Academia.edu
    Industrial Designs and Trade Secrets edit About Ion Gluga s almost 20 years IP expertise encompasses all more Ion Gluga s almost 20 years IP expertise encompasses all areas of intellectual property including commercial exploitation and management of patent and trade mark portfolios patent and trademark prosecution and opinion counseling on complex IP Portfolios management and technical issues particularly in the university research environment Ion is particularly active in counselling CEO CTO general managers of R D marketing and sales departments in connection with the acquisition and protection of IP rights in corporate transactions auditing and evaluating IP of competitors and or prospective business partners assessing merger candidates corporate due diligence IP evaluation in conjunction with private venture financing public offerings mergers acquisitions and divestitures forensic investigation for IP enforcement and litigation Prior to his current appointment by NSi as IP Manager Ion was IP Licensing Manager at Research Innovation Office University of Technology Sydney IP Officer at Aristocrat Licensing Officer at Unisearch UNSW private IP consultant and Administrative Public Officer with IP Australia Sydney s State Office edit Advisors General Counsel edit Edit Done Editing profile views followers Log In Log In with Facebook or Email Password Remember me

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    literature We do know that the sun moon and night sky have been an important and inseparable component of the landscape to hundreds of Australian Aboriginal groups for thousands perhaps tens of thousands of years The literature reveals that astronomical knowledge was used for time keeping denoting seasonal change and the availability of food sources navigation and tidal prediction It was also important for rituals and ceremonies birth totems marriage systems cultural mnemonics and folklore Despite this the field remains relatively unresearched considering the diversity of Aboriginal cultures and the length of time people have inhabited Australia well over 40 000 years Additionally very little research investigating the nature and role of transient celestial phenomena has been conducted leaving our understanding of Indigenous astronomical knowledge grossly incomplete This thesis is an attempt to overcome this deficiency with a specific focus on transient celestial phenomena My research situated in the field of cultural astronomy draws from the sub disciplines of archaeoastronomy ethnoastronomy historical astronomy and geomythology This approach incorporates the methodologies and theories of disciplines in the natural sciences social sciences and humanities This thesis by publication makes use of archaeological ethnographic and historical records astronomical software packages and geographic programs to better understand the ages of astronomical traditions and the role and nature of eclipses comets meteors impact events and certain variable stars I also test the hypothesis that certain types of stone arrangements have preferred orientations that probably relate to astronomical phenomena This research shows that Aboriginal astronomical traditions explain the motions of celestial bodies and the relationship between events in the sky and events on Earth I explore how Aboriginal people perceived and made use of particular astronomical phenomena such as meteors and comets and show that Aboriginal people made careful observations of the motions of celestial bodies I provide evidence that Aboriginal people noticed the change in brightness of particular stars described the kinematics of eclipses explained how lunar phases are related to ocean tides and acknowledged the relationship between meteors meteorites impact events and impact craters I then show that linear stone arrangements in New South Wales have a preferred orientation to the cardinal points and explore astronomical reasons for this In the Appendix I include biographical details of William Edward Stanbridge one of the first people to write in depth about Aboriginal astronomical traditions which were compiled from historic records More Info Hamacher D W 2012 Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Department of Indigenous Studies Macquarie University Research Interests Ethnoastronomy Indigenous or Aboriginal Studies Historical Astronomy Australian Indigenous Archaeology Indigenous Knowledge and 16 more Cultural Astronomy Australian Indigenous Studies History of Science Indigenous ecological knowledges and practices History of Astronomy Aboriginal Cultures Indigenous Peoples astrophysics Aboriginal astronomy archaeoastronomy Archaeoastronomy Positional Astronomy Geomythology Rock Art Archaeology Ethnohistory Aboriginal Studies Ethnogeology and Archaeology edit Download pdf Quick view Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Orientations of Linear Stone Arrangements in New South Wales more by Duane Hamacher We test the hypothesis that Aboriginal linear stone arrangements in

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  • Sarah Keech | The University of New South Wales - Academia.edu
    more Sarah Keech is an Associate Lecturer in Indigenous Studies at the University of New South Wales Sarah came to Nura Gili Indigenous Studies programs as an undergraduate student and has recently completed postgraduate studies in this field Through this experience as a student of Indigenous Studies she has developed teaching and research interests exploring the role of Indigenous Studies in creating an informed and socially conscious student body At present her research is focused on philosophies of higher education educational policy learning and teaching in higher education and understanding student pathways into and experiences of Indigenous studies at this level edit Advisors edit Edit Done Editing Papers The Joint Tenancy Assistance Program Review Report Evaluation in Practice more by Sarah Keech Publisher search informit com au Publication Date Jan 1 2011 Publication Name Parity Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Talks Sherwood J Keech S 2011 How might we create new opportunities to transform the relationship between Indigenous and non Indigenous people Building respect and dialogue through critical reflective teaching and learning Paper presented at the National Indigenous Policy Conference Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Research Centre November 2010 more by Sarah Keech Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move

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  • Sarah Straub | The University of New South Wales - Academia.edu
    Atkinson W and Poulter J 1993 The origins of Aboriginal football skills In J Andrews I Anderson W Atkinson Eds Ngariarty Kooris Talkin Melbourne VIC Australia La Trobe University edit About edit Advisors edit Edit Done Editing profile views followers Log In Log In with Facebook or Email Password Remember me on this computer or reset password Need an account Click here to sign up Reset Password Enter the email

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  • Duane Hamacher | The University of New South Wales - Academia.edu
    understood this phenomenon We summarise the literature on Aboriginal references to eclipses showing that many Aboriginal groups viewed eclipses negatively frequently associating them with bad omens evil magic disease blood and death In many communities Elders or medicine men were believed to have the ability to control or avert eclipses by magical means solidifying their role as provider and protector within the community We also show that many Aboriginal groups understood the motions of the sun earth moon system the connection between the lunar phases and tides and acknowledged that solar eclipses were caused by the moon blocking the sun More Info Hamacher D W and Norris R P 2011 Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage Volume 14 Issue 2 pp 103 114 Research Interests Eclipse Ethnoastronomy Indigenous Australians Astronomy Archaeoastronomy and 7 more Cultural Astronomy Oral history Oral Traditions Indigenous or Aboriginal Studies Indigenous Studies Indigenous Knowledge and Oral Traditions Culture edit Download pdf Quick view View on adsabs harvard edu Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Bridging the Gap through Australian Cultural Astronomy more by Duane Hamacher For more than 50 000 years Indigenous Australians have incorporated celestial events into their oral traditions and used the motions of celestial bodies for navigation time keeping food economics and social structure In this paper more For more than 50 000 years Indigenous Australians have incorporated celestial events into their oral traditions and used the motions of celestial bodies for navigation time keeping food economics and social structure In this paper we explore the ways in which Aboriginal people made careful observations of the sky measurements of celestial bodies and incorporated astronomical events into complex oral traditions by searching for written records of time keeping using celestial bodies the use of rising and setting stars as indicators of special events recorded observations of variable stars the solar cycle and lunar phases including ocean tides and eclipses in oral tradition as well as astronomical measurements of the equinox solstice and cardinal points More Info Hamacher D W and Norris R P 2011 Archaeoastornomy Ethnoastronomy building bridges between cultures edited by Clive Ruggles Cambridge University Press pp 282 290 Research Interests Archaeoastronomy Ethnoastronomy Cultural Astronomy Australian Indigenous Archaeology Aboriginal Cultures and 6 more Rock Art Archaeology Oral Traditions Oral history History of Astronomy History of Science and Anthropology edit Download pdf Quick view View on journals cambridge org Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Meteoritics and cosmology among the Aboriginal cultures of Central Australia more by Duane Hamacher The night sky played an important role in the social structure oral traditions and cosmology of the Arrernte and Luritja Aboriginal cultures of Central Australia A component of this cosmology relates to meteors meteorites and impact more The night sky played an important role in the social structure oral traditions and cosmology of the Arrernte and Luritja Aboriginal cultures of Central Australia A component of this cosmology relates to meteors meteorites and impact craters This paper discusses the role of meteoritic phenomena in Arrernte and Luritja cosmology showing not only that these groups incorporated this phenomenon in their cultural traditions but that their oral traditions regarding the relationship between meteors meteorites and impact structures suggests the Arrernte and Luritja understood that they are directly related Notice This paper in no way supports or endorses Panspermia or any of the fringe or pseudoscientific material published by this journal or its editors More Info Hamacher D W 2011 Journal of Cosmology Volume 13 pp 3743 3753 2011 Research Interests Cosmology Anthropology Meteorites Archaeoastronomy Ethnoastronomy Geomythology and 6 more Cultural Astronomy Oral history Oral Traditions Indigenous or Aboriginal Studies Indigenous Studies and Landscape Archaeology Archaeoastronomy Megalithic monuments History of Archaeological Theory Phenomenology Belief Systems Heritage interpretation and the uses of archaeology edit Download pdf Quick view View on arxiv org Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Comets in Australian Aboriginal Astronomy more by Duane Hamacher We present 25 accounts of comets from 40 Australian Aboriginal communities citing both supernatural perceptions of comets and historical accounts of bright comets Historical and ethnographic descriptions include the Great Comets of more We present 25 accounts of comets from 40 Australian Aboriginal communities citing both supernatural perceptions of comets and historical accounts of bright comets Historical and ethnographic descriptions include the Great Comets of 1843 1861 1901 1910 and 1927 We describe the perceptions of comets in Aboriginal societies and show that they are typically associated with fear death omens malevolent spirits and evil magic consistent with many cultures around the world We also provide a list of words for comets in 16 different Aboriginal languages More Info Hamacher D W and Norris R P 2011 Journal of Astronomical History Heritage Volume 14 Issue 1 pp 31 40 Research Interests Comets Ethnoastronomy Cultural Astronomy Archaeoastronomy Indigenous or Aboriginal Studies and 5 more Oral Traditions Oral history History of Astronomy History of Science and Indigenous Studies edit Download pdf Quick view View on articles adsabs harvard edu Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section An Aboriginal Australian Record of the Great Eruption of Eta Carinae more by Duane Hamacher We present evidence that the Boorong Aboriginal people of northwestern Victoria observed the Great Eruption of Eta Carinae in the nineteenth century and incorporated this event into their oral traditions We identify this star as well as more We present evidence that the Boorong Aboriginal people of northwestern Victoria observed the Great Eruption of Eta Carinae in the nineteenth century and incorporated this event into their oral traditions We identify this star as well as others not specifically identified by name using descriptive material presented in the 1858 paper by William Edward Stanbridge in conjunction with early southern star catalogues This identification of a transient astronomical event supports the assertion that Aboriginal oral traditions are dynamic and evolving and not static This is the only definitive indigenous record of Eta Carinae s outburst identified in the literature to date More Info Hamacher D W and Frew D J 2010 Journal of Astronomical History Heritage Volume 13 Issue 3 pp 220 234 Research Interests Supernovae Variable Stars Ethnoastronomy Cultural Astronomy History of Astronomy and 6 more Oral history Oral Traditions Indigenous or Aboriginal Studies Indigenous Studies History Science Astronomy Ancient Chronological Systems Calendars and History of Science edit Download pdf Quick view View on articles adsabs harvard edu Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Meteors in Australian Aboriginal Dreamings more by Duane Hamacher We present a comprehensive analysis of Australian Aboriginal accounts of meteors The data used were taken from anthropological and ethnographic literature describing oral traditions ceremonies and Dreamings of 97 Aboriginal groups more We present a comprehensive analysis of Australian Aboriginal accounts of meteors The data used were taken from anthropological and ethnographic literature describing oral traditions ceremonies and Dreamings of 97 Aboriginal groups representing all states of modern Australia This revealed common themes in the way meteors were viewed between Aboriginal groups focusing on supernatural events death omens and war The presence of such themes around Australia was probably due to the unpredictable nature of meteors in an otherwise well ordered cosmos More Info Hamacher D W and Norris R P 2010 WGN Journal of the International Meteor Organization Volume 38 Issue 3 pp 87 98 Research Interests Oral Traditions Ethnoastronomy Cultural Astronomy Solar System Dynamics Meteors Space Geodesy Gravity Martian Dust History of Science and 4 more History of Astronomy Indigenous or Aboriginal Studies Indigenous Studies and Australian History edit Download pdf Quick view Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Astronomical Symbolism in Australian Aboriginal Rock Art more by Duane Hamacher Traditional Aboriginal Australian cultures include a significant astronomical component perpetuated through oral tradition and ceremony This knowledge has practical navigational and calendrical functions and sometimes extends to a deep more Traditional Aboriginal Australian cultures include a significant astronomical component perpetuated through oral tradition and ceremony This knowledge has practical navigational and calendrical functions and sometimes extends to a deep understanding of the motion of objects in the sky Here we explore whether this astronomical tradition is reflected in the rock art of Aboriginal Australians We find several plausible examples of depictions of astronomical figures and symbols and also evidence that astronomical observations were used to set out stone arrangements However we recognise that the case is not yet strong enough to make an unequivocal statement and describe our plans for further research More Info Norris R P and Hamacher D W 2010 Rock Art Research Volume 28 Issue 1 pp 99 106 Research Interests Rock Art Archaeology Archaeoastronomy Cultural Astronomy Indigenous or Aboriginal Studies Archaeology and 2 more History of Astronomy and History of Science edit Download pdf Quick view View on arxiv org Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Evidence for a putative impact structure in Palm Valley Central Australia more by Duane Hamacher Some of the information in this abstract is incorrect specifically related to the presence or lack of shocked quartz An updated peer reviewed paper on this structure and survey has recently been published in the 2011 proceedings of more Some of the information in this abstract is incorrect specifically related to the presence or lack of shocked quartz An updated peer reviewed paper on this structure and survey has recently been published in the 2011 proceedings of the Australian Space Sciences Conference More Info Hamacher D W O Neil C Buchel A Britton T R 2010 Meteoritics Planetary Science Volume 45 Supplement p A73 View on lpi usra edu Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Australian Aboriginal Geomythology Eyewitness Accounts of Cosmic Impacts more by Duane Hamacher Descriptions of cosmic impacts and meteorite falls are found throughout Australian Aboriginal oral traditions In some cases these texts describe the impact event in detail sometimes citing the location suggesting that the events were more Descriptions of cosmic impacts and meteorite falls are found throughout Australian Aboriginal oral traditions In some cases these texts describe the impact event in detail sometimes citing the location suggesting that the events were witnessed We explore whether cosmic impacts and meteorite falls may have been witnessed by Aboriginal Australians and incorporated into their oral traditions We discuss the complications and bias in recording and analysing oral texts but suggest that these texts may be used both to locate new impact structures or meteorites and model observed impact events We find that while detailed Aboriginal descriptions of cosmic impacts are abundant in the literature there is currently no physical evidence connecting these accounts to impact events currently known to Western science More Info Hamacher D W and Norris R P 2009 Archaeoastronomy the Journal of Astronomy and Culture Volume 22 pp 60 93 Research Interests Geomythology Meteorites Impact craters Solar System Dynamics Meteors Space Geodesy Gravity Martian Dust Oral Traditions and 12 more Archaeoastronomy Cultural Astronomy Ethnoastronomy Meteor astronomy Indigenous or Aboriginal Studies Indigenous Studies Oral history Oral Traditions Culture Cultural Anthropology Anthropology of Nomadic Societies Oral Cultures Anthropology History of Astronomy and History of Science edit Download pdf Quick view Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Meteorite Falls and Cosmic Impacts in Australian Aboriginal Mythology more by Duane Hamacher The witness and cultural impact of meteorite falls and cosmic impacts has been studied extensively in some world cultures including cultures of Europe China and the Middle East However ethnographic records and oral traditions of more The witness and cultural impact of meteorite falls and cosmic impacts has been studied extensively in some world cultures including cultures of Europe China and the Middle East However ethnographic records and oral traditions of meteorite falls in Aboriginal culture remain relatively unknown to the scientific community Various Aboriginal stories from across Australia describe meteorite falls with seemingly accurate detail frequently citing a specific location including Wilcannia NSW Meteor Island WA Hermannsburg NT McGrath Flat SA and Bodena NSW among others Most of these falls and impact sites are unknown to Western science In addition some confirmed impact structures are described in Aboriginal lore as having cosmic origins including the Gosse s Bluff and Wolfe Creek craters This paper attempts to analyse and synthesize the plethora of fragmented historic archaeological and ethnographic data that describe meteorite falls and cosmic impacts in the mythologies and oral traditions spanning the 300 distinct Aboriginal groups of Australia Where applicable coordinates of the reputed falls and impacts are cited in order for future inspections of these sights for evidence of meteoritic masterial or impact cratering More Info Hamacher D W 2009 Meteoritics Planetary Science Volume 44 Issue 7 p A85 Research Interests Geomythology Meteorite impact and shock metamorphism Impact craters Meteoritics Meteor astronomy and 3 more Meteorites Meteorites Fireballs Impact Craters tektites and Oral Traditions edit View on lpi usra edu Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section The Astronomy of Aboriginal Australia more by Duane Hamacher The traditional cultures of Aboriginal Australians include a significant astronomical component which is usually reported in terms of songs or stories associated with stars and constellations Here we argue that the astronomical more The traditional cultures of Aboriginal Australians include a significant astronomical component which is usually reported in terms of songs or stories associated with stars and constellations Here we argue that the astronomical components extend further and include a search for meaning in the sky beyond simply mirroring the earth bound understanding In particular we have found that traditional Aboriginal cultures include a deep understanding of the motion of objects in the sky and that this knowledge was used for practical purposes such as constructing calendars We also present evidence that traditional Aboriginal Australians made careful records and measurements of cyclical phenomena and paid careful attention to unexpected phenomena such as eclipses and meteorite impacts More Info Hamacher D W and Norris R P 2009 The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture edited by D Valls Gabaud A Boksenberg Cambridge University Press pp 39 47 Research Interests Cultural Astronomy Ethnoastronomy Archaeoastronomy Oral history Oral Traditions and 6 more Indigenous or Aboriginal Studies Anthropology Social and Cultural Anthropology History Science Astronomy Ancient Chronological Systems Calendars History of Astronomy and History of Science edit Download 0155 View on arxiv org Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section A Search for Transiting Extrasolar Planets from the Southern Hemisphere more by Duane Hamacher To date more than 300 planets orbiting stars other than our sun have been discovered using a range of observing techniques with new discoveries occuring monthly The work in this thesis focused on the detection of exoplanets using the more To date more than 300 planets orbiting stars other than our sun have been discovered using a range of observing techniques with new discoveries occuring monthly The work in this thesis focused on the detection of exoplanets using the transit method Planets orbiting close to their host stars have a roughly 10 per cent chance of eclipsing transiting the star with Jupiter sized planets causing a one per cent dip in the flux of the star over a few hours A wealth of orbital and physical information on the system can be extracted from these systems including the planet density which is essential in constraining models of planetary formation To detect these types of planets requires monitoring tens of thousands of stars over a period of months To accomplish this we conduct a wide field survey using the 0 5 meter Automated Patrol Telescope APT at Siding Spring Observatory SSO in NSW Australia Once candidates were selected from the data set selection criteria were applied to separate the likely planet candidates from the false positives For this thesis the methods and instrumentation used in attaining data and selecting planet candidates are discussed as well as the results and analysis of the planet candidates selected from star fields observed from 2004 2007 Of the 65 planet candidates initially selected from the 25 target fields observed only two were consistent with a planet transit These candidates were later determined to be eclipsing binary stars based on follow up observations using the 40 inch telescope 2 3 m telescope and the 3 9 m Anglo Australian Telescope all located at SSO Additionally two planet candidates from the SuperWASP North consortium were observed on the 40 inch telescope Both proved to be eclipsing binary stars While no planets were found our search methods and results are consistent with successful transit surveys targeting similar fields with stars in a similar magnitude range and using similar methods More Info Hamacher D W 2008 Master of Science Thesis Department of Astrophysics University of New South Wales Research Interests Exoplanets Observational Astronomy and Variable Stars edit Download pdf Quick view View on unsworks unsw edu au Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section The University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search a catalogue of variable stars from fields observed between 2004 and 2007 more by Duane Hamacher We present a new catalogue of variable stars compiled from the data taken for the University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search From 2004 October to 2007 May 25 target fields were each observed for one to four months resulting more We present a new catalogue of variable stars compiled from the data taken for the University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search From 2004 October to 2007 May 25 target fields were each observed for one to four months resulting in 87000 high precision light curves with 1600 4400 data points We have extracted a total of 850 variable light curves 659 of which do not have a counterpart in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars the New Suspected Variables catalogue or the All Sky Automated Survey southern variable star catalogue The catalogue is detailed here and includes 142 Algol type eclipsing binaries 23 β Lyrae type eclipsing binaries 218 contact eclipsing binaries 53 RR Lyrae stars 26 Cepheid stars 13 rotationally variable active stars 153 uncategorized pulsating stars with periods 10 d including δ Scuti stars and 222 long period variables with variability on time scales of 10 d As

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  • Ole Kirchheiner | The University of New South Wales - Academia.edu
    for Mission Studies Graduate Student edit Other Affiliations Add Affiliation Research Interests Cultural Anthropology Anthropology of the people of the Himalayas edit About edit Advisors edit Edit Done Editing profile views followers Log In Log In with Facebook or Email Password Remember me on this computer or reset password Need an account Click here to sign up Reset Password Enter the email address you signed up with and we ll

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    Date Jun 3 2012 Conference Start Date Jun 1 2012 Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Principles Elements and Substances Philosophical Influences on the Chemical Revolution more by Nicholas Best The rapid theoretical changes that characterise the chemical revolution raise important philosophical questions When the new chemistry introduced a radically different list of elements rejecting the traditional Aristotelian division more The rapid theoretical changes that characterise the chemical revolution raise important philosophical questions When the new chemistry introduced a radically different list of elements rejecting the traditional Aristotelian division even the concept of a chemical element was revised This rupture allows philosophers to focus on the nature of chemical principles and highlights the boundaries of chemistry s domain of enquiry Assumptions that scientists are referring to the same real world phenomena when describing different theoretical entities appear dubious considering Lavoisier s refutation of phlogiston theory Nevertheless examining the relatively continuous progress of chemistry since the chemical revolution allows us to maintain a realist attitude toward chemical elements More Info published in Mèthode no 69 Elective Affinities edited by Antonio García José Ramón Bertomeu Spring 2011 View on metode cat Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Log In Log

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    reveal our commitment to the idea that these concepts refer to pure intuitions But the legitimacy of these concepts still hangs in the balance these concepts may turn out to refer to nothing real at all The subsequent Transcendental Exposition addresses this issue The objective validity of the concepts of space and time and hence their transcendental deduction hinges on careful treatment of this last point More Info Kantian Review 14 2010 1 37 Research Interests Kant Space and time and Transcendental Aesthetic edit Download pdf Quick view View on journals cambridge org Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Reflection Enlightenment and the Significance of Spontaneity in Kant more by Melissa Merritt Existing interpretations of Kant s appeal to the spontaneity of the mind focus almost exclusively on the discussion of pure apperception in the Transcendental Deduction The risk of such a strategy lies in the considerable degree of more Existing interpretations of Kant s appeal to the spontaneity of the mind focus almost exclusively on the discussion of pure apperception in the Transcendental Deduction The risk of such a strategy lies in the considerable degree of abstraction at which the argument of the Deduction is carried out existing interpretations fail to reconnect adequately with any ground level perspective on our cognitive lives This paper works in the opposite direction Drawing on Kant s suggestion that the most basic picture we can have of our cognitive capacity already makes reference to its state of excellence or health sound understanding I set out by assembling Kant s normative ground level view of our cognitive lives and then search for the fundamental condition of its possibility This leads me to Kant s conception of reflection as a normative requirement of judgment Through examination of Kant s remarks on reflection I connect Kant s preoccupation with the enlightenment ideal of originality thinking for oneself with his central appeal to the spontaneity of the mind More Info British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 2009 981 1010 http dx doi org 10 1080 09608780903339178 Research Interests Kant Spontaneity Enlightenment and Reflection edit Download pdf Quick view View on informaworld com Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Science and the Synthetic Method of the Critique of Pure Reason more by Melissa Merritt Kant maintains that his Critique of Pure Reason follows a synthetic method which he distinguishes from the analytic method of the Prolegomena by saying that the Critique rests on no other science and takes nothing as given except more Kant maintains that his Critique of Pure Reason follows a synthetic method which he distinguishes from the analytic method of the Prolegomena by saying that the Critique rests on no other science and takes nothing as given except reason itself The paper presents an account of the synthetic method of the Critique showing how it is related to Kant s conception of the Critique as the science of an a priori judging reason Moreover the author suggests understanding its synthetic method

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