Category Archives: 18th Century

Introducing Kant: Man as the Measure of Truth

[Tim has again welcomed some of my attempts to understand philosophy, this time in its modern cast, for which I thank him.] Kant’s Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics presents a helpful precìse of his “critical” philosophy, without which no one … Continue reading

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“Absolute Man”

Barth calls the eighteenth century the time of the rise of “absolute man.” By this he means “Man, who discovers his own power and ability, the potentiality dormant in his humanity, that is, his human being as such, and looks … Continue reading

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