A distinction understood in terms of objects, Kant divides knowledge into sensitive and intellectual. Attending to the sensitive, form and matter interlace. Matter is what is given by the presence of sensible substance. Contributed by the knowing subject, form co-ordinates matter as the necessary condition of sensitive knowledge.
“Philosophy is not the reflection of a pre-existing truth, but, like art, the act of bringing truth into being.” – Maurice Merleau-Ponty