Our beloved Kant was also a racist. Plato did not advocate fascism. Do you have any idea how pompous you all sound? Everyone will be bombed after one chapter. Like some of the later critics of metaphysics, such as the later Heidegger, or Rorty, Jacobi thinks the problem lies in the philosophical enterprise itself. X says garbage about A, therefore what X says about B must be garbage too.
I was thinking something like that after I had posted my simpler comment above. Also, he probably chose to be a virgin his whole life: Aside that, he tries to use as little strange terminology as possible and tries to induce nonverbal associations in the reader. His writing is famously difficult and dense, and even his greatest admirers for example Schopenhauer have found it necessary to provide lengthy critiques and corrections to what they saw as his errors. However, sometimes you find yourself with nothing better to do than sit on the couch and watch Dude, Where's My Car?
rachel (The United States)’s review of Assholes: A Theory
Hackett introductions , which is a fairly strong judgment of "goobledygook". I guess I'm inclined to think this: I think you are being unfair to Kant: You're as sober as the Fundamentalist Christian kids down the hall. Thales, the first Western philosopher, believed that water was the basis of the universe. He was staunchly anti-labor saying workers are not exploited but carried by the producers since they really shouldn't be paid until the products they make are actually sold, a ridiculous anti-market notion.
Kant has to appeal to an aspect of the world of appearances which cannot be finally subsumed into concpetual judgements. And yet, you think you know everything in the universe. And we all know that the two other critiques aren't even nearly as cool as the first. Third, I learned from the chapter on gender aka "why most assholes are men" that the woman about whom I tend to think "what an asshole! They could only be interpreted as unreasonable by someone begging the question against them.