Space, Time & Appearances 

 
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, translated by J.M.D. Meiklejohn (Prometheus Books 1990), page 42.

That is, and perhaps counterintutively, if space and time are real in themselves, despite being unobservable except through other things, and necessary for those other things to exist, then of course we would slip into idealism and say that everything is a “mere” appearance. Which means, of course, that if things are real, then space and time must only be relations between those things.

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