The last few years I dismissed Kant for what some say is his negation of causality, or, his claim that knowledge cannot be gained from sensual perception alone but only through perception and subsequent interpretation by our brains – which is a non-empiricist process. In other words, for Kant reality is not what we see but what we interpret that we see.
Turns out it is really quite simple when drawn as a schematic. Now you can google “Immanuel Kant original illustrations” and he just didn’t make any. So I made one.
And that’s just a Kalman filter. See
There’s no article in the english wikipedia adressing Kant’s Transzendentalphilosophie as such so here’s the German one
Notice that while Kalman filters are in practice used to cope with ordinary simple signals – a PLL is an example of a Kalman filter for a practical purpose – nothing stops the Kalman architecture from processing arbitrarily high level symbolic protocols – that’s just a change of data types.
So. Why did philosophers of yore write tomes full of impenetrable gibberish when a simple schematic would have done. Makes you wonder.
And: By analyzing and mixing the data flow architectures of common philosophical schools we can now create a continuum of architectures that seamlessly blend empiricism into transcendentalism and back…
P.S.: tutorial about Kalman filters