close-reading essay

Interpret the following passage from Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. In approximately 400 words, explain what is being said in this specific passage, and how what is said here contributes to what you have learned about Kant’s philosophy.

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I) Space is not an empirical concept that has been drawn from outer experiences. For in order for certain sensations to be related to some­thing outside me (i.e., to something in another place in space from that in which I find myself), thus in order for me to represent them as out­side one another, thus not merely as different but as in different places, the representation of space must already be their ground. Thus the representation of space cannot be obtained from the relations of outer appearance through experience, but this outer expe­rience is itself first possible only through this representation.