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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 102 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

IN A VERY SMALL NUTSHELL

“Beautiful art must look like nature, although we are conscious of it as art.” —Kant (Critique of Judgment, 45)

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German scholar Immanuel Kant (pronounced KAHNT, not CAN’T) was the first major philosopher who attempted to bridge the gap between Rationalism (the belief that reason alone is a reliable source of knowledge) and Empiricism (the idea that knowledge can only be attained through the senses). In his three famous Critiques, he attempted to prove that reason ...

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