Immanuel Kant: His Life and Doctrine

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1902 - 419 pages

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Page 340 - Every man is to be respected as an absolute end in himself; and it is a crime against the dignity that belongs to him as a human being, to use him as a mere means for some external purpose.
Page 9 - Kant takes pity, and shows that he is not only a great philosopher, but also a good man ; and he...
Page 49 - The existence of the Bible as a book for the people is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity.
Page 51 - Kant was not of the stuff of which martyrs are made. And he might comfort himself with the thought that he had already said all that was most essential.
Page 255 - ... the separation of soul and body forms the conclusion of the sensuous exercise of our power of cognition, and the beginning of the intellectual. The body would, in this view of the question, be regarded, not as the cause of thought, but merely as its restrictive condition, as promotive of the sensuous and animal, but as a hindrance to the pure and spiritual life...
Page 50 - ... but rather that, in accordance with your duty, you will employ your talents and authority so that our paternal purpose may be more and more attained. If you continue to oppose this order, you may certainly expect unpleasant consequences to yourself.
Page 200 - But this land is an island, and enclosed by nature herself within unchangeable limits. It is the land of truth (an attractive word), surrounded by a wide and stormy ocean, the region of illusion, where many a fog-bank, many an iceberg, seems to the mariner, on his voyage of discovery, a new country, and while constantly deluding him with vain hopes, engages him in dangerous adventures, from which he never can desist, and which yet he never can bring to a termination.
Page 40 - ... impatience to advance in it, as well as satisfaction with every step of progress. There was a time when I believed that all this might redound to the glory of mankind ; and I despised the ignorant rabble. Rousseau has set me right. The boasted superiority has vanished ; I am learning to respect mankind, and I should regard myself as of much less use than the common laborer if I did not believe that this reflection could give value to all other occupations, that is, reestablish the rights of mankind.
Page 322 - All material practical principles are, as such, of one and the same kind and belong under the general principle of self love or one's own happiness.

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