more from Immanuel Kant

Single Idea 5602

[catalogued under 2. Reason / C. Styles of Reason / 1. Dialectic]

Full Idea

The sceptical method can point to the dialectic as an example of the great utility of letting the arguments of reason confront one another in the most complete freedom

Gist of Idea

The free dialectic opposition of arguments is an invaluable part of the sceptical method


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B535/A507)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.519

A Reaction

An interesting link, between dialectic and the sceptical method. I would say it runs deeper, and that scepticism and the free opposition of arguments are both basic to the whole notion of reason. Reason requires freedom (though not free will).