fishbeer

Nov 21 2008 10:10 pm

who says Kant wasn't eloquent?

From the "Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics" (1783).

 

"Human reason so delights in constructions that it has several times built up a tower and then razed it to examine the nature of the foundation.  It is never too late to become reasonable and wise; but if the insight comes late, there is always more difficulty in starting the change." (section 256)

 

"The question whether science be possible presupposes a doubt as to its actuality.  But such a doubt offends the man whose entire good may perhaps consist in this supposed jewel; hence he who raises the doubt must expect opposition form all sides." (section 256)

 

"But Hume suffered the usual misfortune of metaphysicians, of not being understood." (section 258)

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