The Analytic has defined the ‘land of truth’ (A235/B294): it has told us under what conditions we can rightfully claim that our thoughts have objects, and that our judgements are capable of truth. These conditions are those of possible expehence, and the Analytic implies that they are necessary as well as sufficient for knowledge. It follows that the limits of knowledge coincide with the limits of experience, and that the claims of transcendent metaphysics are unfounded.
Only the first half of the Critical enterprise is yet complete, however: in the Dialectic Kant goes on to provide a detailed critique of transcendent metaphysics. Whereas, in the Analytic, Kant argues against the empiricist’s conception of experience in support of the rationalist’s claim that pure reason is necessary for knowledge, in the Dialectic he turns against the rationalist’s conception of the