I find it useful to consider the difference, and different iterations, of idealist and realist positions so that we can contextualise the problems and issues that any particular iteration might be dealing with. 1,164 more words
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To what was Kant referring in his use of the term ‘beauty’? How does it relate to his account of reason?
Within the Kantian system of metaphysical inquiry the term beauty is linked to aesthetic judgement. This is problematic as it forms an antinomy, in the sense that it allows us to “derive both a proposition and its negation from the same premise”1. 1,658 more words
“It is the Land of Truth (enchanted name!), surrounded by a wide and stormy ocean, the true home of illusion, where many a fog bank and ice, that soon melts away, tempt us to believe in new lands, while constantly deceiving the adventurous mariner with vain hopes, and involving him in adventures which he can never leave, yet never bring to an end.” 587 more words