Kant on Space and Objectivity

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David Zheng



Gareth Evans attributes to Kant the following thesis: “space is a necessary condition for objective experience”. However, Kant does not seem to argue directly for this thesis anywhere in the Critique of Pure Reason. In this essay, limiting myself to the Transcendental Aesthetic and assuming that Evans’s attribution is correct, I attempt to reconstruct Kant’s implicit ar- gument for the thesis, finding it as a corollary of the main conclusion of the Transcendental Aesthetic, that space is a form of experience.

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