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It really is imagined to have its roots this part of all copy within the natural presentation of the current, the synthesis of apprehension. this primary synthesis is already "comprehension of plurality in unity"; it operates a successive unfolding, a "traversal" (Durchlaufen) of variety and the "comprehension" (Zusammen nehmung) ofthis deployment (cf. CPR, 1 12; 1 three 1 ). it truly is already syn-thetic, com prehensive, that's, violence. every one quick includes its cost ofviolence, which explodes perpetually towards its previous and its destiny and initiatives itself into them to be able to assemble them into presence. in keeping with Kant, the potential for adventure rests in this man made connection of the manifold. If all synthesis is violent, this ordinary violence is the of the potential for all objec tive wisdom, of all event, of the least conception. with no this tran scendental violence, which opens the horizon of phenomena, no phenomenon in any respect could seem and hyperlink itself to others within the harmony of a global. In retain ing with the troublesome of the 1st Critique, you can still even say that this tran scendental violence engenders the significantly originary types of area and time. If the synthesis of copy ceased to effectuate itself, "if I continuously allow the previous representations break out from my concept . . . and if i didn't repro duce them as I arrive on the following representations, no entire representa tion . . . no longer even the elemental representations, the main natural and com pletely basic ones of area and time should be produced" (CPR, 1 14-15; 133), and the area might come unhinged in a formless confusion. this can be what turns out to take place within the adventure of the elegant. still, we all know that during this adventure a hint of shape is preserved underneath the looks of chaos. the shape of all varieties is time: because the harmony of a connective shape major tains itself all through elegant disconnection, one needs to admit that the failure of the temporalizing mind's eye doesn't entail the ruination of time, that this failure doesn't expand to the final word nerve of time. Our speculation is proven: originary temporality isn't really just like transcendental mind's eye; it's not reducible to the auto-affection of this mind's eye and can't be burdened with the representations the mind's eye 145 The reward of the realm supplies of it. The violence of presence is the situation of all re-presentation. yet time can't thoroughly be represented: because the "Transcendental Aesthetic" emphasizes, its natural shape isn't really vulnerable of figuration, and it's because "we search to complement this disorder by means of recourse to analogies and we signify the passage of time by way of a line which extends to infinity" (CPR, sixty three; 77). This supple mentary figuration already presupposes the violence of the mind's eye: for one needs to do violence to time to maintain it current, to symbolize the nonpre sentable "instance" of originary temporality by way of an exterior instinct. it's only on the expense of this violence that the synthesis of the mind's eye can represent "fundamental representations" of time, significantly its spatial represen tation within the kind of a continuing and endless line of which the gramm dom inates the normal precomprehension of time.