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Single Idea 5622

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 1. On Reason]

Full Idea

The determination of the boundaries of our reason can only take place in accordance with a priori grounds

Gist of Idea

The boundaries of reason can only be determined a priori


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B786/A758)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.653

A Reaction

I suspect that this is right, and is a truth of huge importance for philosophy. If we experience limitations in our reason (a not unusual experience!) this could never show that the boundary was necessary. This supports a minimal rationalism.