By Sebastian Gardner

ISBN-10: 1403915040

ISBN-13: 9781403915047

Of the entire significant philosophical works, Kant's Critique of natural cause is likely one of the such a lot lucrative, but the most tricky. Norman Kemp Smith's remark elucidates not just textural questions and minor matters, but additionally the important difficulties.

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Thought would seem to be reduced to the level of sense affection, and to be an instrument developed through natural processes for the practical purposes of adaptation. Yet the counter-view has been no less powerfully strengthened by the victorious march of the mathematical sciences. They have advanced beyond the limits of Euclidean space, defining possibilities such as no experience reveals to us. The Leibnizian view has also been reinforced by the successes of physical science in determining what would seem to be the actual, objective character of the independently real.

He also differs from Descartes in possessing an absorbing interest in the purely logical aspects of the problem of method; and was therefore equipped in a supreme degree for determining in genuinely scientific fashion the philosophical significance and value of the mathematical disciplines. Hume and Leibniz are thus the two protagonists that dwarf all others. They realised as neither Malebranche, Locke, nor Berkeley, neither Reid, Lambert, Crusius, nor Mendelssohn ever did, the really crucial issues which must ultimately decide between the competing possibilities.

295), who, however incapable of appreciating the force of Hume's arguments, was at least awake to certain of their ultimate consequences. KANT'S RELATION TO HUME xxxix matician, the co-discoverer with Newton of the differential calculus. He also differs from Descartes in possessing an absorbing interest in the purely logical aspects of the problem of method; and was therefore equipped in a supreme degree for determining in genuinely scientific fashion the philosophical significance and value of the mathematical disciplines.

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