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Single Idea 17736

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space / 2. Space]

Full Idea

Thus the representation of space cannot be obtained from the relations of outer appearance through experience, but this outer experience is itself first possible only through this representation.

Gist of Idea

We can't learn of space through experience; experience of space needs its representation


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B038/A23)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.175

A Reaction

There is an obvious symbiosis between the mental experience of such things as space and the nature of the thing itself, but I don't see what basis Kant can have for his confident distinction.