Kant’s critique of Wolff’s dogmatism

Note 8. To the Subsection “d) Wolff (1679-1754)

Kant, who regarded Wolff as the representative philosopher of dogmatism, said in the preface to the second edition of his Critique of Pure Reason: “Dogmatism is thus the dogmatic procedure of pure reason, without previous criticism of its own powers.” Critique of Pure Reason, trans. Norman Kemp Smith (London: The Macmillan Press Ltd., 1933), 32.