THE SECOND ANALOGY (CONTINUED)
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The philosophy of Kant is always to be conceived as empirical realism and transcendental idealism. These two main aspects of his doctrine are so closely inter-related that neither is intelligible apart from the other; and feels and wills in time and of permanent physical bodies which interact in space. The synthesis of imagination as so determined is transcendental. The unity of thought, without which there could be no experience, demands that the given manifold, whatever it may be, must be combined by the transcendental synthesis of imagination in one space and time. That is to say, in abstraction from all sensibility they cannot be applied to any alleged object. Perhaps it would be better to say concepts of the pure form. Kant reinforces his conclusion by referring to the doctrine of the transcendental schema, a doctrine which lies at the root of all his arguments throughout this chapter. They have no transcendental use. A transcendental use is in itself impossible.