The Copernican revolution of philosophy is a theory that Kant proposed stating that external situations are caused by human beings as they choose to perceive them. Kant based this notion on Copernican’s idea of the rotation of the sun around the earth. Before Copernican’s discovery, scientists believed that the sun revolves around the earth as it was apparently seen. However, Copernican later discovered that it was the earth that revolved around the sun. Kant borrowed the same idea giving an example of an individual wearing a pair of blue glasses. The person sees the external world as being blueish according to his or her perception.
According to Kant, electric doors and cameras do not have experiences. As such, the unification and conceptualization of sensations should occur for the perceptions to qualify as experiences. Kant also added that the unification and conceptualization should conform to the rule of cognition for the creation of an experience. However, electric doors and TV cameras can conceptualize and unify the information passing through their system; hence they do not have experiences.
The phrase “sensations must be subject to spatial-temporal shaping” implies that the sensation must not only be placed in a time and space but also conform to cause-and-effect among other relationships. As such, a substance may change physically but will still retain its quantity.
The term “conceptualized” means that the sensation must be brought under a concept. For example, the individual or thing should t see a person and realize that this creature is indeed a person.
The phrase “sensory stimulation must be unified in a single connected consciousness” means that the sensation that an individual or thing makes must be consolidated as a group of sensations that relate to each other for the sensations to qualify as experiences.