Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics is a philosophical work written by Immanuel Kant and published in 1783. It was primarily intended to clarify and simplify what was said in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, which was met mostly with bewilderment when it was first published in 1781. Readers generally failed to appreciate the originality of Kant’s ideas, including his belief that rationalist metaphysics—the main occupation of philosophers in Germany at the time—could be dismissed entirely, which proved to be too revolutionary a concept.


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