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27.6.17

 The only thing is that to Plato knowledge was of the forms.To Kant the Dinge An Sich is where knowledge does not go.

In terms of Kant, he was right about space and time being forms of intuition in terms of the plane of existence of the dinge an sich. That mainly comes from Bell's inequality. (The electron has no time or position until measured.) However in terms of forms or universals as Plato understood that there is knowledge. In terms of space and time in the plane of existence of phenomena--they do have object existence. Simply put --reality is radically subjective and local [causality]

Incidentally I think that is one of the great  insights of Kant to see that Space and Time are forms of intuition --preceding Bell. But there is where you need Hegel because Kant put all universal into the subject which seems to be a problem as Hegel noted. [So I tend to look at German Idealism as each one complementing the other--not being in opposition but rather filling in gaps in the other;s arguments.]





 

In my view, Kant is 100% correct about the world being an artifact of our minds.



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      To Kant things exist, independently of the mind but universals--character depend on the mind. Kant made this clear but the Neo Kant school missed this point. Dr Kelley Ross does bring out this point. The trouble is that Kant does not distinguish between different kind of universals. To him. the Schrodinger Equation and space and time have the same status. Hegel rightfully was critical of Kant on that point, and I think he was was 100% correct for doing so. So Kant made great progress after Hume and noted that 5+7=12 has nothing to do with the definitions of 5 or 7. But after that, he did not make differences between kinds of universals- and neither does Hegel for that matter. The astounding fact is that there was one person who did make this kind of distinction--Aristotle.