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Kantian world-entertained in thought but never known

“Kant’s system drove a distinction between the necessary way in which the world appeared to us and the way the world was apart from the conditions of our experiencing it. In the latter sense, such a world could be entertained in thought but never known, and it was thus composed of in principle unknowable things in themselves.”

Pinkard 2017, 228; italics added; Chapter 10 in The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism (amazon).