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.

Immanuel Kant, Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

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