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However ultimately problematic, I think there is a good deal more to his elusive argument than Kant has been given credit for. But, as mentioned, it takes him a while to get to such claims. Before he does, he has to establish independently the following (none of which, by itself or collectively, establishes that ideality claim): (1) space is not known by abstraction from the relations of bodies, nor by empirical investigation of any kind; (2) any empirical apprehension of space depends on such spaces being already located in space as a whole (which space need not itself, though, he apprehended as a whole); (3) space is a pure intuition.

However, even Paton, who occasionally appeals to this connection in this way, suggests an attempt at an argument by Kant. He writes that the idealistic argument is supported by two claims: (1) that we determine the nature of space and time through and through independently of experience; and (2) that in this way we can determine, -. and temporal conditions to which all independently of experience, the spatial objects of experience must ~ o n f o r m . ' ~ Paton argues that establishing each of these establishes that space is a form of sensibility (more properly, a form of outer sense), that thus space is unintelligible except with respect to a human observer.

The question he wants to ask is whether we can explain this infinity by appeal to the logic of concepts. He argues 19. P. F. Strawson, Individuals (London: Methuen, 1959), chap. 2, pp. 59-86. For the relevance of the argument to Kantian themes, see J . Bennett, Kant's Analytic (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1966), chap. 3, pp. 33-44. 20. Melnick, Kant's Analogies, p. 10. 21. 1 deal here only with the second-edition version of the Exposition. I 22. This is especially true of the last argument about infinity.

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