The above theory can be transposed into the reality of what is happening in the human brain as below highlighting the different levels of the brain [ignoring Maclean's triune concept].Kant in CPR wrote:It was thus that Plato left the World of the Senses, as setting too narrow Limits to 2 the Understanding, and ventured out beyond it on the wings of the Ideas, in the empty Space of the Pure Understanding.
He [Plato] did not observe that with all his efforts he made no advance meeting no resistance that might, as it were, serve as a support upon which he could take a stand, to which he could apply his powers, and so set his Understanding in motion.
It is, indeed, the common fate of Human Reason to complete its Speculative Structures as speedily as may be, and only afterwards to enquire whether the foundations are reliable.
All sorts of excuses will then be appealed to, in order to reassure us of their solidity, or rather indeed 3 to enable us to dispense altogether with so late and so dangerous an enquiry.
Kant presented two aspects of the Understanding [intellect and reasoning faculty] i.e.
- 1. General Understanding - deal with senses
2. Pure Understanding - involve non-senses.
On the other there is the Pure Understanding within certain regions of the higher brain that reasons without any relation to the lower brain and mid brain's data senses and experiences.
This is where Kant mentioned Plato left the World of the Senses and enter into the wings of ideas within Pure Understanding.
Here in Pure Understanding, without solid empirical grounds, the mind is free to speculate freely without rational restraints thus leading and jumping into pure speculations.
The Pure Understanding [pure reason] is the field where the illusory God and gods are speculated and invented without proper grounding but only to serves some psychological yearnings.
Thus when proofs are requested all sort of excuses will be given.
Does the above make any sense?