By Immanuel Kant
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To sub stitute subjective necessity, that is, custom, for objective necessity, which is to be found only in a priori judgments, is to deny to reason the ability to judge an object, that is, to cognize it and what belongs to it; it is to deny, for example, that when something often or always follows upon a certain prior state one could infer it from that (for this would mean objective necessity and the concept of an a priori connection) and to say only that we may expect similar cases (just as animals do), that is, to reject the concept of cause fundamentally as false and a mere delusion of thought.
VI. 4 of Creating the Kingdom of Ends (cited above). : Rereading Kant's Doctrine of the Highest Good," in Proceedings of the Eighth International KantCongress, Vol. Hoke Robinson (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1995): 91–112. For, if as pure reason it is really practical, it proves its reality and that of its concepts by what it does,b and all subtle reasoning against the possibility of its being practical is futile. With this faculty transcendental freedom is also established, taken in deed in that absolute sense in which speculative reason needed it, in its use of the concept of causality, in order to rescue itself from the antinomy into which it unavoidably falls when it wants to think the unconditioned in the series of causal connection; this concept, however, it could put for ward only problematically, as not impossible to think, without assuring it objective reality, and only lest the supposed impossibility of what it must at least allow to be thinkable call its being into question and plunge it into an abyss of skepticism.
For this reason I beg the reader not to pass lightly over what is said about this concept at the conclusion of the Analytic. Here, accordingly, the classification belongs to the system of science, not to the system of critique. But whoever knows what a formula means to a mathematician, which determines quite precisely what is to be done to solve a problem and does not let him miss it, will not take a formula that does this with respect to all duty in general as something that is insignificant and can be dispensed with.