Critick of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant

Date of Publication: 1848

German philosopher. 

“Kant’s attempt to define precisely the domain of rational understanding is a landmark in Western thought. 

On the one hand he opposed Hume’s skepticism, the idea that pure reason is of no real use in understanding the world, and on the other, he challenged Enlightenment faith in the unlimited scope of reason.  The basic formulation of what is called his critical philosophy is contained in the Critique of Pure Reason, the Critique of Practical Reason, and the Critique of Judgment.  His ideas were used by Schiller as the basis for aesthetic theories and marked the beginning of German idealistic philosophy, which was developed by Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel.”

“Critique of Pure Reason, the philosophical work by Kant in which he maintained that all sense experience must be inherently rational and therefore that rational knowledge about experience is possible.  However, although reason can understand a thing considered as an object of experience, reason cannot understand the “thing in itself”.” #0191