What is Kant's second antinomy about

Kant-Studien 97 (3):272-300 (2006)

The central questions in this study are: (1) What does Kant consider the essence of the dispute between Rationalists and Realist Empiricists which he titles the “Second Conflict of the Transcendental Ideas?” (2) Why does he believe it supports such wider aims of the Critical Philosophy as: (a) showing the impossibility of a Transcendental Realist explanation of the spatiotemporal world, which amounts to an indirect proof of Transcendental Idealism (A 506/B 534); (b) being the only means for detecting the transcendental illusion which leads to Transcendental Realism and convincing us to give it up (CPrR II, 1; CJ § 57, remark 2 (KpV, AA 05: II, 1; KU, AA 05: 344)); (c) demonstrating the defeat of theoretical reason in its highest aim – the systematization of knowledge under one concept (being) – thus turning us toward practical reason as the only venue where reason's demand for the unconditioned can be satisfied (B XXI; A 464/B 492)?
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