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Click on the phrases to see them in context. The original texts by Immanuel Kant and David Hume are available from the Gutenberg Projet.


But time and space, with all phenomena therein, are not in themselves things.

 If any one dissent from this, he must give a regular proof of these two propositions, viz. A transcendental proposition is, therefore, a synthetical cognition of reason by means of pure conceptions and the discursive method, and it renders possible all synthetical unity in empirical cognition, though it cannot present us with any intuition a priorI. [*Footnote; In the case of the conception of cause, I do really go beyond the empirical conception of an event--but not to the intuition which presents this conception in concreto, but only to the time-conditions, which may be found in experience to correspond to the conception. Lots of hits on your homepage? Afterwards a sentiment of morals concurs with interest, and becomes a new obligation upon mankind. I will not here enter upon any literary investigation of the sense which this sublime philosopher attached to this expression. But, in this case, a noumenon is not a particular intelligible object for our understanding; on the contrary, the kind of understanding to which it could belong is itself a problem, for we cannot form the most distant conception of the possibility of an understanding which should cognize an object, not discursively by means of categories, but intuitively in a non-sensuous intuition.