Immanuel Kant quote about senses from Critique of Pure Reason - It is, therefore, quite correct to say that the senses do not err, not because they always judge correctly, but because they do not judge at all.
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It is, therefore, quite correct to say that the senses do not err, not because they always judge correctly, but because they do not judge at all.
 Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason (1791). copy citation

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Author Immanuel Kant
Source Critique of Pure Reason
Topic senses judgement error
Date 1791
Language English
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Note Translated by J. M. D. Meiklejohn
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4280/4280-h/4280-h.htm

Context

“Still less must phenomenon and appearance be held to be identical. For truth or illusory appearance does not reside in the object, in so far as it is intuited, but in the judgement upon the object, in so far as it is thought. It is, therefore, quite correct to say that the senses do not err, not because they always judge correctly, but because they do not judge at all. Hence truth and error, consequently also, illusory appearance as the cause of error, are only to be found in a judgement, that is, in the relation of an object to our understanding. In a cognition which completely harmonizes with the laws of the understanding, no error can exist.” source

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