Sensible Synthesis and the Intuition of Space

  • Stefanie GrüneEmail author


According to the standard interpretation of Kant’s conception of the generation of intuitions, for intuitions to arise, sensibility and understanding have to cooperate, because sensations only form intuitions if they are synthesised by the understanding. Recently, this interpretation has been challenged. For Colin McLear, for example, it follows from the Metaphysical Exposition of the Transcendental Aesthetic that intuitions cannot be the result of an intellectual synthesis. Grüne argues that contrary to McLear the Metaphysical Exposition is compatible with the assumption that in order for intuitions to be produced sensations have to be synthesised by the understanding.


Objective Representation Phenomenal Character Infinite Time Intellectual Activity Finite Period 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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