Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The battle-field of these endless controversies is called metaphysics

Kant had a close personal relation with the officers of the Königsberg garrison, and for a long time ate almost every day with them; General von Meyer, a “clear mind,” in particular liked it when the officers of his regiment were instructed by Kant in mathematics, physical geography, and fortification.

—Ernst Cassirer, Kant’s Life and Thought


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