Immanuel Kant's Critique Of Pure Reason

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...of natural forms is to be accounted for and explained. This principle of the continuity of forms must be applied also to the causal sequence and will serve to verify its pretensions. In this way the origin of man, his higher liberty and intellectual superiority, becomes for the first time the object of investigation and a not insoluble problem. (Leibniz.) 7. The definition of material substance, as laid down by Descartes, suffers from one grave imperfection. According to Spinoza the universe is life and activity; plus agere, minus pati is his measure of perfection, and thus he nowhere gives us anything really passive; the true essence of things consists rather in their effective activity.-Hence the mere empty idea of extension is insufficient--some other must be put in its place; and for material substances the only other possible is the idea of Force. (Leibniz.) THE EMPIRICAL TENDENCY. LOCKE (1632--1704). 'The proper study of mankind is man.' We have seen that Geulinx was the first to formulate the demand which it is the great merit of the Kantian Criticism to have satisfied; and this demand, that philosophy should ascertain and trace the limits of human knowledge and understanding, was now clearly and expressly repeated by Locke. He says in the Introduction to his Essay concerning human understanding: 'I thought the first step towards satisfying several enquiries, the mind of man was very apt to run into, was to take a survey of our own understandings, examine our own powers, and see to what things they were adapted. Till that was done, I suspected we began at the wrong end, and in vain sought for satisfaction.... Thus men, extending their enquiries beyond their capacities, and letting their thoughts wander into those depths where they can find...
Author : Immanuel Kant
ISBN : 0312450109
Language : English
No of Pages : 681
Edition : Unabridged
Publication Date : 1965
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8x5.4x1.2
Book weight : 0.03

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