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Roger Scruton
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"The greatest modern philosophy was moved by nothing more than by duty. His life, in consequence, was unremarkable. For Kant, the virtuous man is so much the master of his passions as scarcely to be prompted by them, and so far indifferent to power and reputation as to regard their significance as nothing beside that of duty itself." (1)

"His attitude to marriage was curious disenchanted, and, although he defended the institution in 'The Metaphysics of Morals', he also described the married state as an agreement between two people for the 'reciprocal use of each other's sexual organs.'" (11)

"The first problem posed by the interpretation of the "Critique of Pure Reason" is this: what are the questions that it hopes to answer? Kant wrote, in the preface to the first edition: 'In this enquiry I have made completeness my aim, and I venture to assert that there is not...

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