Monday, August 23, 2010

This might be all I'm able to like about Kant

but, to his credit, this imagery is absolutely delicious:

So metaphysics floated to the surface, like foam, which dissolved the moment it was scooped off. But immediately there appeared a new supply on the surface, to be ever eagerly gathered up by some; while others, instead of seeking in the depths the cause of the phenomenon, thought they showed their wisdom by ridiculing the idle work of their neighbors.

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Immanuel Kant, Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

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