Shadows

Shadows of a man and various objects visible against the light

” …the starry sky above me.
And the moral law within me. “

(Epitaph on the grave of I. Kant)

Plastic shadows,
as dense as oil,
nod to me, satisfied.

Kant destroyed all impulses toward God:
One by one,
Collapsed like Skittles.
Then he, too, died.
Face up,
Under the arching back of his heavenly eagerness.

I am writing my beard tonight,
I smell the thoughts cracked with boredom,
I ice myopic eyes on the coolnesses of light.

Tonight,
powdering the fate,
I dive over the threshold,
I spread out,
I also annihilate myself amid the shadow.

Tonight,
Maybe just for a few moments, I am not…
…ergo sum.


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A brief note on the refutations of the proofs of the existence of God part of Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant, a leading figure in modern philosophy, is renowned for his extensive work that has significantly influenced the field. One of the key elements of Kant’s philosophy is his critical approach to metaphysics, which aimed to establish the limits of human knowledge and understanding.

Central to Kant’s philosophy is his concept of transcendental idealism, which states that the structures of human cognition shape knowledge.

Regarding refuting the evidence for God’s existence, Kant criticized traditional arguments such as ontological, cosmological, and teleological proofs.

Tomb of Immanuel Kant at the Königsberg Cathedral in Russia
Tomb of Immanuel Kant at Königsberg Cathedral in present-day Russia. His epitaph reads, “Two things fill the spirit with admiration and an ever new and growing veneration, the more reflection is applied to them: the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.”

Kant argued that these arguments are based on premises beyond the limits of human experience and reason, making them ultimately unverifiable. Instead, Kant proposed the idea of practical reason, suggesting that belief in God is a moral choice rather than a rational necessity.

Overall, Kant’s philosophy presents an articulate and complex framework for understanding the nature of reality and human knowledge, challenging traditional views and paving the way for modern philosophical thought.


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