What does Kant mean with the concepts of intelligible and empirical character of a phenomena?

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Currently reading Mainländer’s critique of Kant and Schopenhauer and I’m struggling to understand these two concepts and their differences.

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It’s about causality and free will.

Empirical = the stuff we can observe and measure within the limits of science. It’s how a person appears to the world. How natural cause and effect influences the person’s behaviour in predictable ways.

Intelligible = capacity for rational self-determination beyond what can be measured by science. It’s how a person can act within their sense of reason and morals.

Even though our actions in the empirical world are determined by natural causes, our intelligible character provides the ground for free will.