Nothing Can Be Known of the World Itself

Said Yeshayahu Leibowitz, because we are inside it. We can know, at most, about many things within the world.

Others agree. Here is what I found yesterday:

Pieper notes that there cannot be a closed system of philosophy and that any philosophy that claims to have discovered a “cosmic formula” is a pseudo-philosophy. [Pieper, Josef (2006), For the Love of Wisdom: Essays on the Nature of Philosophy, Ignatius Press].

In this he follows Kant, who rejected the postulation of a “highest principle” from which to develop Transcendental idealism, calling this pseudo-philosophy and mysticism. [Baur, Michael; Dahlstrom, Daniel O. (1999), The Emergence of German Idealism, CUA Press].

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