The Philosophy Of Religion On The Basis Of Its History (volume 1) by Otto PfleidererThe Philosophy Of Religion On The Basis Of Its History (volume 1) by Otto Pfleiderer

The Philosophy Of Religion On The Basis Of Its History (volume 1)

byOtto Pfleiderer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. IMMANUEL KANT.1 Criticism, which with Lessing rested on the basis of natural endowment and general culture, was elevated to a scientific principle by Kant, who is thereby constituted the founder of modern philosophy, which makes man's knowledge of his own mind the point of departure and the key to his knowledge of the world. He overcame the superficiality of the Illumination philosophy (to which indeed Lessing also was so much opposed that he preferred even orthodoxy to it), by completing the critical mode of thought characteristic of rationalism. This he completed, by directing it against the positions of the metaphysics and religious doctrine hitherto prevalent, to which the popular philosophy had thought to hold fast as the last firm pillars of the temple of Faith of which the rest had been borne away. In completely destroying this whole temple of the old metaphysics, even to its last remnant, Kant cleared a vacant space in order to erect a new one on more solid ground; what he refused to include within the knowledge coming through the intellect was to be restored through the moral consciousness. Let us first pause to consider these presuppositions of his Philosophy of Eeligion. All our knowledge springs, according to Kant, from a twofold root,--the matter of sensation, which is given us by means of the senses, and the a priori forms of Intuition (Space and Time), and of Thought (the Categories of the Understanding). As these forms of our Intuition and Thought are only in ourselves, we cannot through them know things in themselves but only their subjectively-conditioned appearances. We must indeed assume things in themselves as the ground of all our perception, but we know nothing of them, since our knowledge itself, namely, our intuition i...

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Title:The Philosophy Of Religion On The Basis Of Its History (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217918980

ISBN - 13:9780217918985

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