According to Kant’s Copernican Revolution in epistemologyaddressed to this problem, objects must conform themselves to humanknowledge rather than knowledge to objects. Certain cognitive formslie ready in the human mind – prominent examples are the pureconcepts of substance and cause and the forms of intuition, space andtime; given sensible representations must conform themselves to theseforms in order for human experience (as empirical knowledge of nature)to be possible at all. We can acquire scientific knowledge of naturebecause we constitute it a priori according to certain cognitiveforms; for example, we can know nature as a causally ordered domainbecause we originally synthesize a priori the given manifold ofsensibility according to the category of causality, which has itssource in the human mind.


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