// by Immanuel Kant | Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

If appearances were things in themselves, then no human being could gather from the succession of presentations how their manifold is combined in the object.

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.

The manifoldness of space and time is the a priori ground of the intuitions of sensibility.

(Critique of Pure Reason)

The transcendental object which may be the ground of this appearance that we call matter is a mere something of which we should not understand what it is, even if someone were in a position to tell us.

(Critique of Pure Reason)

For the world is a sum of appearances; and there must therefore be some transcendental ground of the appearances, that is, a ground which is thinkable only by the pure understanding.

(Critique of Pure Reason)

What this primordial ground of the unity of the world may be in itself, we should not profess to have thereby decided, but only how we should use it, or rather its idea, in relation to the systematic employment of reason in respect of the things of the world.

(Critique of Pure Reason)

Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.

(CoPR; A51, B75)

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Reason has insight only into that which it produces after a plan of its own.