SELF-KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWLEDGE OBJECTS
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We have now seen that self-knowledge is more than con sciousness of the universal nature of thought. To know ourselves we must not only think and be conscious of thinking: our thought must, through the transcendental synthesis of imagina tion, ‘affect’ inner sense in respect of its form, which is time. In this way alone can our thinking receive a content, or manifold, without which there can be no determinate exist ence or knowledge of determinate existence. But such existence is existence in time, and therefore is phenomenal. Consequently we can know our existence determinately only as we appear to ourselves in time, and not as we are in ourselves.