The Philosophy of Kant: Lectures

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J. Chapman, 1854 - 194 pages

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Page xlv - ... it must be determined by the formal principle of volition when an action is done from duty, in which case every material principle has been withdrawn from it.
Page 23 - His spirit was a battle-field, upon which, with fluctuating fortune and singular intensity, the powers of belief and scepticism waged, from first to last, their unceasing war ; and within the compass of his experience are presented to our view most of the great moral and spiritual problems that attach to the condition of our race.
Page lvi - The former view of a countless multitude of worlds annihilates as it were my importance as an animal creature...
Page xliii - To be beneficent when we can is a duty; and besides this, there are many minds so sympathetically constituted that, without any other motive of vanity or selfinterest, they find a pleasure in spreading joy around them, and can take delight in the satisfaction of others so far as it is their own work. But I maintain...
Page 24 - He has an intellect vehement, rugged, irresistible ; crushing in pieces the hardest problems ; piercing into the most hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant : an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling ; brooding over the abysses of Being ; wandering through Infinitude, and summoning before us, in its dim religious light, shapes of brilliancy, solemnity, or terror : a fancy of exuberance literally unexampled...
Page 15 - Whoever reads these volumes without any reference to the German, must be pleased with the easy, perspicuous, idiomatic, and harmonious force of the English style. But he will be still more satisfied when, on turning to the original, he finds that the rendering is word for word, thought for thought, and ' sentence for sentence. In preparing so beautiful a rendering as the present, the difficulties can have been neither few nor small in the way of preserving...
Page 24 - ... or terror ; a fancy of exuberance literally unexampled, for it pours its treasures with a lavishness which knows no limit, hanging, like the sun, a jewel on every grass-blade, and sowing the earth at large with orient pearls.
Page 8 - PHASES OF FAITH ; or, Passages from the History of my Creed. By FW Newman. New Edition ; with Reply to Professor Henry Rogers, Author of the "Eclipse of Faith.
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Page lxxv - He was the Gog and he was the Magog of Hunnish desolation to the existing schemes of philosophy. He probed them; he showed the vanity of vanities which besieged their foundations, : — the rottenness below, the hollowness above. But he had no instincts of creation or restoration within his Apollyon mind ; for he had no love, no faith, no self-distrust, no humility, no childlike docility ; all which qualities belonged essentially to Coleridge's mind, and waited only for manhood and for sorrow to...

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