عنوان مقاله [English]
Immanuel Kant's ideas and true understanding of them is possible only in the subjectivist context of his critical philosophy. In examining his view of existence therefore one must consider the foundations of his thought like distinction of the noumenal from the phenomenal world and inaccessibility of the former to human reason.
Kant reduced existence from external and real domain to mental category in the domain of mind and denied the predicative existence acknowledging only copula existence. He thus regarded existence not as a dimension of reality but only as a mentally constructed matter. in the domain of mind therefore unlike other concepts the concept of existence when attributed does not add anything new to the content of the subject but only acts as a copula (a connective role) in compound propositions and posits the subject itself in simple propositions.