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The Critique of Pure Reason

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Author: Immanuel Kant
Published: 1781
Language: English
Wordcount: 208,312 / 621 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.3
LoC Category: B
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Human reason, in one sphere of its cognition, is called upon to consider questions, which it cannot decline, as they are presented by its own nature, but which it cannot answer, as they transcend every faculty of the mind.

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fully exhausted in the Critique, it is necessary that, in the proposed work, the same should be the case with their analysis. But this will be rather an amusement than a labour.

[*Footnote: In contradistinction to the Metaphysic of Ethics. This work was never published.]


Whether the treatment of that portion of our knowledge which lies within the province of pure reason advances with that undeviating certainty which characterizes the progress of science, we shall be at no loss to determine. If we find those who are engaged in metaphysical pursuits, unable to come to an understanding as to the method which they ought to follow; if we find them, after the most elaborate preparations, invariably brought to a stand before the goal is reached, and compelled to retrace their steps and strike into fresh paths, we may then feel quite sure that they are far from having attained to the certainty of scientific progress and may rather be said to be merely gro

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Ricky Dorham

I read and re-read this book about once every 10 years... Kant is brilliant, and I am not... It is a masterpiece, one that I hope I can fully understand before I die.... I would recommend to anyone who is a L.O.L = lover of logic...



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