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May 1, 2016 / compassioninpolitics

Kant on Christianity, Religion, Epistemology, and the Human Life

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.”

Immanuel Kant

What Kant may in fact partially get wrong:
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.

Immanuel Kant

Life is more than science. Wisdom is a higher order of understanding:

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.

Immanuel Kant

You need theory and practice together:
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.

Immanuel Kant

Reason includes more than data, intuition is at its core:
All thought must, directly or indirectly, by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuitions, and therefore, with us, to sensibility, because in no other way can an object be given to us.

Immanuel Kant

Life beyond just reason:

What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?

Immanuel Kant

Human imperfection

From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.

Immanuel Kant

Curious and/or mysterious quote:
Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.

Immanuel Kant

It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.

Immanuel Kant

If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.

Immanuel Kant

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