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Immanuel Kant (1724–1804)

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Critique of Pure Reason and Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

Critique of Practical Reason and Groundwork for the Metaphysic of Morals

Critique of Judgment

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why Kant is still relevant

by goodmanwilliam3, June 01, 2013

I note that we no longer regard our judgments of art as disinterested thanks to the realpolitik of the 20th century. But, I submit, the problem is with us, not Kant. We've drunk the kool aid that has removed our disinterest. But not all of us. Recall the Washington Post's famous experiment. They put Joshua Bell in the D.C. subway, posing as a busker, and playing parts of the program he would later perform at the Kennedy Center that night or next for $200 a seat. Virtually no one stopped to listen to him play with two classes of excepti... Read more


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Leaps of logic?

by SteveCarlsberg, April 05, 2014

What I want to know is how this guy still gets away with using reasons like "this would fail entirely to touch on those concepts' dignity".

Synthetic a priori vs Analytic a posteriori

by idrisazad, September 05, 2014

It's funny even saying that, "Analytic a posteriori". How should someone imagine an example of that,if he/she has to? I think like this, I am sure I am wrong

"Wise men are intelligent" This is a priori of course because the concept of intelligence in predicate is contained in the concept of wise man. let's twist it a little and find an analytic a posteriori statement like this, "wise men were (in past) more intelligent than now. It will take your time to measure the difference between old time's wise men and the present day's by watc... Read more