Whether or not Kant was aware of this conflict within his system

Whether or not Kant was aware of this conflict within his system

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Whether or not Kant was aware of this conflict within his system, he tried yet another approach in the second edition of the Critique . In his "Refutation of Idealism," Kant did not appeal to the transcendental ideality of space and objects in space. I will approach the argument as an attempt to improve the original, by filling a gap in the argument of the Fourth Paralogism. Even if we regard bodies as dependent on space, and space as a form of intuition, it does not quite follow that bodies are empirically real. What is required is sensation, which is the material element of intuition. Further, the second Postulate of Empirical Thought holds that existence is known through perception and its connection through causal laws. But perception stemming from sensation must be distinguished from imagination, for we can imagine objects in space as well as perceive them. Kant had stated in the Fourth Paralogism that perception is a condition of imagination, but he did not argue for this claim. The Refutation of Idealism provides an argument to the
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