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is there any inconsistancy if i claim thing-in-itselmselves are giving our mind "causality"?

i'm simply testing this out the "problem of affection" in kant happens because kant says causality is an apriori knowledge can't we just say, thing-in-itself gives us "causality" ...
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Problem of Affection in Kant's Thing in themselves as Causes, Neo Kantians and Post Kantians Responses

We all know "the problem of affection" raised by Schulze: "if causality is apriori structure of the mind and exist inside the mind, how can we claim thing-in-themselves cause phenomena ...
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Scott Aikin's "modest, but not self-effacing" transcendental argument

This question is about Scott F. Aikin's 2017 paper "Modest (but not Self-Effacing) Transcendental Arguments". The full paper is accessible here with a free account, and some ideas regarding ...
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Kantian Subjectivism Contradiction?

Kant rendered the judgments of reason as subjective, neither narrating nor accurately reflecting the reality of things. "We only sense from external objects, thus perception does not express ...
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Is Conscious Awareness of Phenomenal Experience a Correlate of the Constitutive Activity of Kant's Reason?

In the introduction to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason by Marcus Weigelt, Weigelt writes, "Reason, although sometimes understood as the faculty that encompasses all thought (for instance when we ...
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Does the Transcendental Dialectic destroy science?

Long story short, probably the most remarkable contribution of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is the notion that the subject plays an important role on the definition of the object. However, if the ...
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Can there be such a thing as pure a priori thinking?

Having read Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, and in fact just finishing a second read after some time, I've been trying to develop a suitable "worldview" about the structure of the mind. I ...
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To what extent is Nietzsche an "Idealist?"

I am well aware of Nietzsche's prolonged and often prolific critiques of what he referred to as "Idealism," yet I am curious as to the extent which two of his ideas in particular, namely ...
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What did Kant mean by "pure physics"?

Early in the Prolegomena, Kant says that both pure mathematics and pure physics are examples of a priori cognition. What exactly did he mean by "pure physics"?
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