Territory and Traversal

Miriam Nichols Radical Affections: Essays on the Poetics of Outside

This critique of empiricism ultimately derives from Immanuel Kant. In the Kantian tradition, the things of perception are organized by a priori categories of understanding. These are categories that are innate to the human mind are not derived from experience. In Kant's account of the transcendental field, the categories are quantity (unity, plurality, totality); quality (reality, negation, limitation); relation (substance, cause, community); and modality (possibility, existence, necessity). Modern philosophies or psychologies that emphasize the mediating role of language or sexuality on perception are indebted to Kant, however much they revise Kant's arguments.
[How do modality (possibility, existence, necessity) relate to relation (substance, cause, community)?]

And so for day 2021