There are many similarities in Vedānta and the philosophy of Kant . What is the precise similarity between them?

  • It's impossible to answer this for all five thinkers at once.
    – virmaior
    Oct 25, 2016 at 0:42
  • @virmaior thanks. I think for at least two thinkers , it would be possible
    – vidyarthi
    Oct 25, 2016 at 0:45
  • I guess my point is that you should ask about each thinker separately (ps I don't know the answer with respect to any thinker -- I just know that the "precise similarity" must differ for each thinker).
    – virmaior
    Oct 25, 2016 at 1:09
  • @virmaior thanks. Now, there is only one philosopher in the fresh edit
    – vidyarthi
    Oct 25, 2016 at 1:18
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    Swami Krishnananda wrote essays comparing Vedanta to all philosophers on your original list (and more) except Emerson, here is the one for Kant. For Emerson see Gordon's. The closest affinities of Vedanta aren't to the ones you named however, but to Plotinus and Spinoza.
    – Conifold
    Oct 25, 2016 at 22:10

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Precisely: a penchant for declarations and conclusions without a care of knowledge or truth value. For example, no more is known today about either "Categorical Imperatives" or "Brahman" than upon initial utterance. Both solicit agreement with weltanschauung as if it were verstehen.

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