There is an ancient Sufi parable about coffee: "He who tastes, knows; he who tastes not, knows not."
The bad are not all bad from the womb, but have learnt base works and unholy words and wanton outrage from friendship with the bad because they thought all they said was true.
That is brilliant!Insofar as I understand him, I think Kant was a very smart man and I tend to agree with him.I admit that what I understand of him comes from reading others who explain him, and not so much from reading him only.
He was indeed an extremely brilliant thinker. Like yourself, much of my knowledge of his philosophical thinking comes from reading others, but I have upon occassion delved into some of his more accessible writings like his "Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime" and found them extremely informative AND enjoyable. I suspect that this work (and others of the period like it) led to the works of E.A. Poe, et al, who then delved into the "darker" side of the "terrifying" sublime through fictional literature.
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