Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review Volume 21

Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review Volume 21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...passage in St. Augustine's Confessions, ' The Unchanging, Thou changest all things; with Thee of all things unstable the stable causes exist, and of all things mutable and tran: sitory, the immutable causes abide.' But Kant was unable to see ground for belief in the noumenon as God in the speculative reason, although he claimed that we possess such ground in the moral or practical reason. Noumemm considered as the conscious soul, it seems strange that Kant should have denied our right to predicate existence. Does not his whole system pre-suppose our power to judge of Reason as a reality immediately known to us? The ethical side only of Kant's philosoph was made known in England by Coleri ge and Carlyle. Its pure and lofty tone had a great influence with the earlier generations of Liberal and Broad Churchmen whose leaders were Kingsley and Frederic Dennison Maurice. As a philosophical system, the Kantian metaphysics have been evolved in various directions by Schilling, Fichte, and Hegel; and by Mansel and Hamilton in England. At present there seems to be in England and America a tendency to return to and re-interpret Kant, with perhaps a leaning to the development of his system known as Absolute Idealism, as against the denial of the knowability of the Absolute, by Herbert Spencer. Of this school, the work on Kant by Professor Watson, of Kingston, lately reviewed in these columns, is an example which deserves, and has already commanded, attention. To the earnest student of Metaphysics, the position of Kant among the supreme thinkers of Europe will always furnish a reason for at least attempting to form some idea of his system as set forth, not by commentators, but by. himself. The translation in Bohn's more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991788
  • 9781236991782