Immanuel Kant quote about philosophy from Critique of Pure Reason - But neither do these come within the compass of our mental powers; and it was the duty of philosophy to destroy the illusions which had their origin in misconceptions, whatever darling hopes and valued expectations may be ruined by its explanations.
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But neither do these come within the compass of our mental powers; and it was the duty of philosophy to destroy the illusions which had their origin in misconceptions, whatever darling hopes and valued expectations may be ruined by its explanations.
 Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason (1791). copy citation

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Author Immanuel Kant
Source Critique of Pure Reason
Topic philosophy illusion explanation
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

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