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Monday, July 6, 2015

It is possible that the Great War was in some true sense a day of reckoning for Kantian thought

John Dewey
1924 was the 200th anniversary of the birth of German philosopher Immanuel Kant, and American philosopher John Dewey was writing a series of essays reflecting on philosophy and current events. The series was published in book form in 1929 as Characters and Events: Popular Essays in Social and Political Philosophy.

Here are a few striking excerpts about the significance of Immanuel Kant.

One is about whether the philosophy of Kant is partly responsible for World War I: “It is possible that the Great War was in some true sense a day of reckoning for Kantian thought.”

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