In what sense is apprehension successive?
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Kant takes the paradox to be that by inner sense we know ourselves, not as we are in ourselves, but only as we appear to ourselves. Once we have grasped this principle, the paradox of Kant's doctrine will be diminished, and his account of self-knowledge will approximate, in spite of real differences, to his account of knowledge of physical objects. Kant's illustrations are interesting, and they bear out the view that the matter of inner sense is derived from outer sense. Here we must be content to examine only what Kant calls the paradox of inner sense, as it is expounded in the Transcendental Deduction of the second edition. Hence he can speak of producing time itself in apprehension. When we regard this act in abstraction from the spatial elements involved, when we consider only the inner sense in accordance with the form of time then we have the concept of succession.