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By an odd paradox, it is the profoundly rational, exact, unromantic Kant, with his
lifelong hatred of all forms of Schwarmerei, who is in part, through exaggeration
and distortion of at least one of his doctrines, one of the fathers of this unbridled ...
of the Critique of Pure Reason, in a famous sentence, Kant says 'it remains a
scandal for philosophy and human reason in general that the existence of things
outside us . . . must be taken only on faith, and that if it occurs to someone to
doubt it ...
1 The blind 'faith' is 'the faith that is not the work of reason and not open to attacks
by reason, since faith no more happens according to reasons than taste or sight'.
2 That is why 'Hume is always my man', not Kant — 'our fellow-countryman ...
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Though some of Sir Isaiah's best-known essays were included in the previous two volumes of his collected essays (Russian Thinkers and Concepts and Categories), this third of four scheduled volumes ... Read full review
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