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Imanuel Kant


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Imanuel Kant : 

[on the Apostles, Cambridge students' society to which Alfred Tennyson belonged] 'These friends not only debated on politics but read their Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Butler, Hume, Bentham, Descartes and Kant, and discussed such questions as the Origin of Evil, the Derivation of Moral Sentiments, Prayer and the Personality of God.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: The Apostles     Print: Book


Imanuel Kant : 'Anthropology'

From George Grote's diary, kept for his fiancee Harriet Lewin (1819): 'Rose a little before 9. Breakfasted and read some more of the "Edinburgh Review," but was little fit for anything, being so miserable at heart [over family matters relating to his and Harriet's engagement] [...] Between 4 and 5 read some more of Schiller's "Wallenstein," [...] locked up [banking house] about 8. Read Kant's "Anthropology" for two hours.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Grote      Print: Book


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