A “cause” is always unseen and unknown due to that “which is” is presented to and through experience and, as experience is contingent in its presentation, is not absolute necessity, therefore it is a transcendental characteristic of consciousness which presupposes a cause to weave together a seamless, uninterrupted, stream of existence and reality. Also, any object presented to the understanding is, of itself, dependent on a conception which is merely a cognition coming to terms with its surroundings. All objects are given to the conception but are always outside and existing apart from it, or they couldn’t be posited in the first place. Their existence affects reality, but as phenomena are merely representations to the mind. A “cause” exists apart from a phenomenon in that it can only be given as a transcendental deduction of a past event taken as the sole effect and, moreover, be defined as a possibility in terms of A=B most times, and B=C all other times. An analysis cannot be made of a cause since it exists outside of conception and, therefore, will always stay a possibility and never a true representation in time. Our thoughts are of empirical representations that rely on reason. The former gives to reason an object, the latter gives it a presence . A cause is a transcendental characteristic of a relation which uses both reason and representation to form an understanding.
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