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What is the difference between the “thing in itself” and noumena?

Since Kant holds that, "Space is 3-dimensional," and, "Time is 1-dimensional," are synthetical, he leaves the door open to conceiving, but not visualizing (imagining), higher-...
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Are noumena and phenomena relativistic concepts?

No, there is nothing relativistic in the definitions of noumena and phenomena. Phenomena are by definition the things as they appear to the senses. Calling these things noumena is not relative; it is ...
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What would it mean for time not to be real?

I think your intuition is self-evidently correct- animals must have some experience of time just as they must have some experience of space. So either Kant's claim was incorrect or perhaps he had ...
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What would it mean for time not to be real?

The relationship of time to space has been known since the appearance of Special Relativity. The relativity of simultaneity means that if an observer observes a succession of events then another ...
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Does Kant anywhere address a possible argument for immateriality of soul from pure concepts?

Depending on how you read Kant's level of confidence in the existence of a pure will, you might find that Kant's discussion of the spontaneity of understanding but especially of reason resonates with ...
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Why does the fact that moral laws or universal maxims are pure truths of reason imply they are the right or moral thing to do for Kant?

Part of the answer lies in Kant's notorious "faculty psychology," a crisp separation of consciousness/mind into compartments that interface in a metaphorically mechanical (AKA "rigorous&...
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Is God a noumenon? And why?

You tagged this question with Kant, so I will answer from his texts first. The most comprehensive writing about what God is is his second critique, the Critique of Practical Reason (CPrR). There ...
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Is the law “matter attracts matter” a noumenon?

Kant uses the term “noumenon” to denote things in themselves, we cannot perceive but only imagine and think about. We do not have direct access to things in themselves. Instead we construct on the ...
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