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Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them the starry heavens above and the moral law within."



transcendental unity of apperception

The mind consists of activities which include the 'transcendental unity of apperception'.

Transcendental' means two things;

-the activity in question is not empirically observable; we cannot perceive the mind at work through our senses.

-the activity is a necessary condition of orderly experience;if it were not occurring, we would not be able to experience the world which we in fact do.

The term 'apperception' is in this illustration; I do not only observe the object, the cart, but I connect it with the road, the scenery around the cart and, going further, with its point of origin and destination. In fact I connect the cart, or could do so, with the totality of my experience. The cart is, in other words, a feature of a whole world in which I live through time. The ability to integrate my experience of the cart with the totality of my experiences, to create a world of reality, is not accomplished through perceptions it is accomplished by the mind through apperception



time

We have no sensory experience of time.

But we take it for granted that we experience time in the same sense that we experience colors and sounds.

Careful examination of our experience convinces us, however, that we do not experience time.

None of our multiple senses gives us any impression of the pervasive but elusive passage of time.

What, then, is the source of our knowledge of time, as well as of the other formal elements that give our experience its organized structure?

This structure is the result of the creative activity of the mind.

When the mind receives the input of the senses - smells, colors, sounds, tastes, textures and equilibrium - it simultaneously does its work of organizing these raw data into coherent structures or objects in a single unified whole.

The mind organizes our sense data which it constructs an orderly whole world.

This activity is one of synthesis. The mind takes the various items brought to it by the senses and unifies, or synthesizes, these to produce the 'unity' of objects we experience as our reality of an orderly whole world.



freedom

Freedom is independence of the compulsory will of another, and in so far as it tends to exist with the freedom of all according to a universal law, it is the one sole original inborn right belonging to every man in virtue of his humanity.


intuition

Emotion without context is empty,
and intuition without concept is blind.

Our senses provide us only the colors, sounds, smells of objective reality.

Our senses do not reveal true knowledge of the formal structure of reality.

Understanding the formal structure of reality requires experience.



civil justice

Man has the duty to strengthen the feeling of compassion, since this feeling promotes morality in relation to other human beings.

The greatest problem for the human species, the solution of which nature compels him to seek, is that of attaining a civil society which can administer justice universally.

The enjoyment of power inevitably corrupts
the judgement of reason, and perverts its liberty.

The function of the true state is to impose the minimum restrictions and safeguard the maximum liberties of the people, and it never regards the individual as a thing.


Immanuel Kant, German philospher

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This website defines a new religious ideology to which its author adheres. The author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race. Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the Way of Life - a rational religion based on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The Truth of the Way of Life are spelled out in detail on this web site by the author. Violent acts against individuals due to their religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."

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