In Michel Foucault's Folie et Déraison: Histoire de la Folie à l'âge Classique(History of Madness), he describes how society, throughout history, view(ed/s) and react(ed/s) to madness. The primary theme: madness is whatever forces us to view our own mortality (i.e. elderly, frailty, sickness of mind and body). Could this, if seen as true, be a Kantian archetypical relfection of an a priori (if Kant would see the viewing of our mortality as a priori. I only assume he would seeing as awe (CPJ) was seen as a priori)?
To better explain: You are taking the attribution of death, through awe, and applying it to yourself as a concept, but it isn't your death, merely a reflection of your death, that you see in another.
Am I, therefore, correct to assess this as an archetype of an a priori?