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Single Idea 16919

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 2. Geometry]

Full Idea

Geometry is grounded on the pure intuition of space.

Gist of Idea

Geometry rests on our intuition of space


Immanuel Kant (Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysic [1781], 284)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysic', ed/tr. Lucas,Peter G. [Manchester UP 1971], p.39

A Reaction

I have the impression that recent thinkers are coming round to this idea, having attempted purely algebraic or logical accounts of geometry.