thing in itselfwas to be understood not as an external entity underlying phenomena but as something residing in consciousness, a limit of the possible cognition of an object. Maimon posited the idea of an infinite reason, which he sometimes understood as a limit of understanding but tended to regard as an ontological entity.
See his autobiography (tr. by J. C. Murray, 1946) studies by S. Atlas (1964) and S. H. Bergman (tr. 1967).
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