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Kant and His Philosophical Revolution

Nature volume 85, page 404 (26 January 1911) | Download Citation



IN a letter to Stägemann, in 1797, Kant made a seemingly arrogant remark. He said: “I have come with my writings a century too soon; after a hundred years people will begin to understand me rightly, and will then study my books anew, and appreciate them.” And indeed the estimate and the prophecy were supported by the most brilliant historian of modern philosophy, and by the writer of the best book on Kant in our tongue—by Kuno Fischer and Edward Caird, namely.

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