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Download Kritik der reinen Vernunft ePub ä 796 pages Ò 'The purpose of this critiue of pure speculative reason consists in the attempt to change the old procedure of metaphysics and to bring about a complete revolution' Kant's Critiue of Pure Reason 1781 is the central text of modern philosophy It presents a profound and challGing investigation into the nature of human reason its knowledge and its illusions Reason Kant argues is the seat of certain concepts that precede experience and make it possible but we are not therefore entitled to draw conclusions about the natural world from these concept I just Kant stand himSeriously though why does so much Western philosophy remind me of arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin I swear these gentlemen had their panties wrapped so tightly I don't know how they ever took a proper dumpThe problem with Kant aside from how much he enjoyed listening to the sound of his own voice droning on and on is that he was irretrievably mired in a Christian world view separated from nature and cursed with the precision of having been brought up German Poor fellow he badly needed to run naked through the woods and eat a freshly killed goat around a fire followed by a proper shag by a woman with enormous tracts of land

Kritik der reinen VernunftGing investigation into the nature of human reason its knowledge and its illusions Reason Kant argues is the seat of certain concepts that precede experience and make it possible but we are not therefore entitled to draw conclusions about the natural world from these concept I just Kant stand himSeriously though why does so much Western philosophy remind me of arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin I swear these gentlemen had their panties wrapped so tightly I don't know how they ever took a proper dumpThe problem with Kant aside from how much he enjoyed listening to the sound of his own voice droning on and on is that he was irretrievably mired in a Christian world view separated from nature and cursed with the precision of having been brought up German Poor fellow he badly needed to run naked through the woods and eat a freshly killed goat around a fire followed by a proper shag by a woman with enormous tracts of land

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Kritik der reinen Vernunft Í 'The purpose of this critiue of pure speculative reason consists in the attempt to change the old procedure of metaphysics and to bring about a complete revolution' Kant's Critiue of Pure Reason 1781 is the central text of modern philosophy It presents a profound and challen Immanuel Kant is the kind of guy who not only sucks all of the joy out of life; he takes great pleasure in opening the spigot of your happiness tank and watching it all spill out onto the burn out lawn and sink into the earth seeping toward the planet's molten pitiless core and thereupon toward its irrevocable dissipation If he were alive today I suggest to you that Kant's corporeal manifestation would be that of a paunchy balding man eternally sixty years old who is often seen in his yard cleaning out his gutters or basement wells or tending his garden joylessly He's perhaps wearing a modified pith helmet and too tight khaki shorts which reveal the topography of his bunchy twill underpants as he crouches to slake the thirst of his prized marigolds Of course his plastic eyeglass frames are a mottled brown no not tortoise shell but a harsh two tone pattern reminiscent of the formica customarily surrounding a late 1970s basement wet bar Additionally the lenses are several sizes too large to conform to even the most deluded strictures of fashion His socks or 'stockings' as he calls them are a heavy nauseous tan ribbed but slouchy A stubborn elastic band around the stockings' crown tries to hold them steadily around the mid calf but the up again down again athleticism of gardening forbids this vain hold out against gravity Conseuently the stockings occasionally puddle around his knobby ankles But not for long He grunts suats hoists grunts suats hoists If the ritual's speed were only increased and set to an uptempo adult contemporary favorite we might suspect it was a dance Or else an elaborate tic Next we should discuss his legs shouldn't we Necessity seems to demand it Kant's legs when both his safari aspirational shorts and his stockings are performing optimally are visible from the mid thigh to the mid calf and are fantastically white and nearly hairless It's the kind of white that shames even the newest fallen snow and the kind of hairlessness that visits certain men at an advancing age It's almost as if the sproutings of those once masculine hairs had wearied over time and just surrendered the puttering gardener to a pleasant sexual neutrality His legs otherwise are surprisingly bulbous with muscle at the height of the calf a cleft spastic musculature as in the shape of cloven hooves His sandals are wide and deep brown about the straps three straps in total none crossed or set at provocative angles and vaguely semitic in design which is to say tough as citrus rinds in order to deflect the cruelties of the Negev This is what Immanuel Kant would look like today probably If he were your neighbor a half dozen houses down the street perhaps and you were driving to your vinyl sided ranch or bungalow with a sackful of perishable groceries in the trunk of your Volvo S40 and if you tapped the horn friskily and waved at Mr Kant as he dug in his garden he would I assure you remain defiantly crouched folded in upon himself beholden to some faithless prayer He would seem as if to have not heard your car or your horn and neither to have suspected your hand were raised in salutation But of course he is nothing else but an intelligent man and so he hears and of course he knows or at least suspects But he simply straightens his sun bleached helmet sinks his fingers deeply into his yellow suede work gloves and digs toward an object which will bring him no joy or satisfaction but rather a steady textureless hum within and throughout his consciousness which passes in some muddled cultures for the noise of enlightenment kindle Ï Kritik der reinen Vernunft Ü Immanuel Kant

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Immanuel Kant Ü Kritik der reinen Vernunft reader S The Critiue brings together the two opposing schools of philosophy rationalism which grounds all our knowledge in reason and empiricism which traces all our knowledge to experience Kant's transcendental idealism indicates a third way that goes far beyond these alternatives With adolescence came nihilistic thoughts of suicide The reasoning was simple The public schools and an early interest in the sciences had led me to believe that we are part of an ordered universe the parts of which are finite the rules of which are determinable Like an eighteenth century philosophe I believed the hypothesis of a creative entity outside of the system a deity to be unnecessary In principle everything was determined the past seminally containing all of the future In principle a perfect description would be possible given enough time Basically without knowing it I was a logical atomist Reading Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico Philosophicus would have been deadly at this timeThe intellectual problem which arose from this belief system had an emotional basis viz I was unhappy with the way things were Entering high school at age fifteen I was 4'11 pimply and myopic I had a temporary false tooth until such time as my head finished growing I had a scar near the navel from a messy surgery in infancy I was if one looked closely ugly No girl would ever have me on the basis of appearances Having no real friends my family having moved four years previous the only hope of love was to develop virtues of character by trying to be good and by studying very hard so as to be knowledgeableBecoming knowledgeable was a clear enough project but being good was increasingly uncertain I understood a bunch of ways that people talked about ethical goodness and found some of them preferable to others I liked Gandhi's kind of goodness The Sermon on the Mount the Civil Rights and Anti War movements but obviously a lot of other people hadn't or didn't Living in a town which had just been swept by Goldwater's campaign I had enough arguments about rights and wrongs to suspect that the moral sense was like the sense of taste individual based on genetic nature and social nurture I didn't have irrefutable arguments to compel others to my sense of the good nor did they have such arguments to compel meTopping off the despair was the abiding belief that everything was determined that anything I might accomplish was foreordained It was a fact that I was by prevailing standards unattractive Well I had little control of that It might become a fact that I would be very knowledgeable and even approbatively seen as a very good person by adjusting to conventional ethical standards But that wouldn't have made me worthy of love if it were just the outcome of a concatenation determined events if my sense of free agency were but an illusion So why bother I didn't know it at the time I didn't even have the word for it but my beliefs about the universe were metaphysical The beliefs that there is a a universe that is b finite and c completely ordered were not based on evidence They were heuristic assumptions conducive to drawing pictures of an ordered cosmos assumptions which had tended to confirm themselves by their application in the sciencesKant convinced me of that It was a conversion experience which followed upon a great deal of study not only of his work but also of the works of others such as Aristotle and Hume upon which his own thinking was substantially based I'd been exposed to this basically simple idea before through such writers as Nietzsche but not compellinglyNow a much wiser person I no longer think nihilistically that suicide is conseuent upon enlightenment Now I just think about good reasons for killing myself The rest of you should get to reading Kant or preparing to do so