Even if Kant might have done this, so argues Fichte, then Kant was not able to provide the ground for and elucidate the origin of the material elements of our knowledge. Unless, before the eye of the philosophizing spirit, objectivity as a whole is “produced,” so argues Fichte, dogmatism can not be completely eliminated. We cannot leave the thing in itself as something totally independent of our thought. According to Fichte, the thing in itself is nothing but that which the subjectivity has to justify and “produce!”

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