Immanuel Kant

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sibly be conceived which could be called good without qualification except a GOOD WILL. Intelligence, wit, judgment, and other talents of the mind however they maybe named, or courage, resoluteness, and perseverance as qualities of temperament, are doubtless in many respects good and desirable; but they can become extremely bad and harmful if the will,(More)
ing that it is absolutely necessary to pause a moment and, regarding all that has been done as though undone, to propose first the preliminary question, “Whether such a thing as metaphysics be even possible at all?” If it be science, how is it that it cannot, like other sciences, obtain universal and lasting recognition? If not, how can it maintain its(More)
s all content of the predicate (though it be negative), and<lb>only considers whether the said predicate be affirmed or denied of the sub ject. But transcendental logic considers also the worth or<lb>content of this logical affirmation–an affirmation by means of a merely negative predicate, and inquires how much the sum total of<lb>our cognition gains by(More)
Genetic tools have recently altered our views of mating patterns in many taxa. The results have expanded the range of hypotheses being tested in several major subject areas; including the types of selective forces acting on female reproductive behavior, the relationship between paternity and paternal care, the operation of sexual selection, and the ecology(More)
That all our knowledge begins with experience there can be no doubt. For how is it possible that the faculty of cognition should be awakened into exercise otherwise than by means of objects which affect our senses, and partly of themselves produce representations, partly rouse our powers of understanding into activity, to compare to connect, or to separate(More)