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International Philosophical Quarterly

Volume 56, Issue 4, December 2016

Robert Geis
Pages 445-467

A Failed Point in Kant
Boundary, Indivisibility, Fluxion, and the A Priori Form of Space

A critical flaw in Kant, hitherto unremarked in the literature, is our focus here. Kant’s doctrine of the a priori form of space as a condition for human experience and that of space as a fluxion makes impossible experiences of objects that he admits constitute human awareness. Imaginative synthesis in accord with the categories provides Kant no egress from this difficulty. The Kantian critical project does not account for how we experience and for this reason fails at what it attempts, viz., a metaphysic of knowledge.

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