The unreasonable

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I UNRESERVEDLY accept Prof. Clifford's disavowal of the meaning I attributed to his words concerning Kant's Antinomies, in his Address (Macmillan's Magazine, Oct. 1872). At the same time I cannot allow that the misprision was wholly due to my “exuberant imagination.” He said, “The opinion. .. is set forth by Kant. .. in the form of his famous doctrine of the antinomies,” &c. This ought to mean that the “doctrine of the antinomies” is one form of that “opinion;” and the opinion being, “that at the basis of the natural order there is something which we can know to be unreasonable,” I was fully justified by the mere words of the Address in the inference (which he disclaims) that he intended to ilentify the doctrine of the antinomies (the Antithetic, in fact) with that of the unreasonable basis of the natural order. How was I to know that the “something” was either (? which) “the transcendental object” or the world of noumena?

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INGLEBY, C. The unreasonable. Nature 7, 302–303 (1873) doi:10.1038/007302b0

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