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Jaded Sage
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Kant's objective reality consists of two kinds of things: waves and particles. The two are divided into two (smell and taste) and three (touch, sound and sight) by the body. With touch considered the main sense, there is only one type of phenomenon.

I'm not very well versed in science. Is this nonsense? Or is it possible there is one type of objective substance that is interpreted in five different ways (the five senses)?
prothero
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Re: noumen

Post by prothero »

Well two things

One, I don't think you can hold eighteenth century speculations about sense perception to twentieth century standards of science.
Two, do you have a reference for that statement from Kant.
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