Monday, January 19, 2009

Waiting for Obama and Thoughts from Kant

drawing by marguerita-for the moment they can see in him what they hope to see.

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For, in the present case,we shall commence with the principles and proceed to the concepts and only then, if poosible, to the senses; whereas in the case of the speculative reason we began with the senses, and had to end with the principles.

from Critique of Practical Reason by Emmanuel Kant

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