The categorical charges made in the document rebut this plea.
The accusation that he was an "agrarian" he thought it necessary to rebut in a speech delivered on the 18th of February 5906 to the German Handelstag.
It was these paradoxes that Kant sought to rebut by a more thoroughgoing criticism of the basis of knowledge the substance of which is summed up in his celebrated Refuta tion of Idealism,' wherein he sought to undermine Hume's scepticism by carrying it one step further and demonstrating that not only is all knowledge of self or object excluded, but the consciousness of any series of impressions and ideas is itself impossible except in relation to some external permanent and universally accepted world of objects.
This is an allusion to the charges of Thyestean banquets and other immoralities, which the early apologists constantly rebut.
Clearly, the availability of a cure would, in most cases, rebut this presumption.