Explain how can you prove there is a real absolutely independent table-in-itself out there.Atla wrote: ↑Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:49 amWhat cognitive dissonance? There are no observable things completely independent of human observation, obviously. But the appearance of a table IS usually and probably based on a table 'out there'.Veritas Aequitas wrote: ↑Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:00 amKant however did show there an empirical table but there is NO table-in-itself as reality, other than it is an illusion driven by the subjects' psychology.
You are struggling with your own psychology [cognitive dissonance] on this issue which insist there is an absolutely absolute reality when there is none at all.
Do you understand that we are always talking about 3 'categories' here?
At most you are merely assuming there is a independent table out there.
Note Russell's dilemma I quoted above. Did you grasp the essence of the problem and dilemma he faced.
Kant had resolved the above dilemma and conclude there is no real thing-in-itself or table-in-itself. To insist there is a real thing-in-itself is grabbing at a transcendental illusion.