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Иммануил Кант / Immanuel Kant memorial tablet, Pregel Bridge, Kaliningrad | by sludgegulper
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Иммануил Кант / Immanuel Kant memorial tablet, Pregel Bridge, Kaliningrad

IMMANUEL KANT 1724- 1804

The inscription reads in German (and also Russian) which I reproduce with copied English translation from his "Critique of Practical Reason"

 

Zwei Dinge erfüllen das Gemüt mit immer neuer and zunehmender Bewundering und Ehrfurcht, je öfter und anhaltender sich das Nachdenken damit beschäftigt: der besternte Himmel über mir und das moralische Gesetz in mir.

(Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the more often and steadily we reflect upon them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.)

 

So, moral law lies within us all. That's all right then.

 

This tablet is found in a rather scruffy and obscure spot below the House of the Soviets on the northern end of the Bridge.

 

 

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Taken on February 12, 2009