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Kant, Immanuel - Critique of Pure Reason - Home schooling



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Critique of Pure Reason - preface

[We turn now] to the Schools which, like everyone rising to this level of speculation, get involved with both the arguments in support [of spirit] and the objections; and are bound, by means of the rights of speculative reason, to prevent once and for all the ...quarels in which metaphysicians and ultimately also the clergy become involved, and in which their doctrine becomes in the end entirely perverted.

Thus and thus alone should one cut off at the very root materialism, fatalism, atheism, disbelief, fanaticism and superstition which may become universally injurious and finally also scepticism, which are more dangerous to the Schools and only pass off with great difficulty into the public consciousness.

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Kant, Immanuel