According to Kant, "Perception without conception is blind; conception without perception is empty." What does this mean?  

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This quote from Immanuel Kant is about the idea that we are an inextricable combination of thinking and sensory input. Neither sensory input nor concept can stand alone in a way that is meaningful or of use to us.

Imagine for a moment that all of your sensory perceptions have no way of being placed in a bigger picture. You see a beautiful child. End of thought. You smell some bread baking. End of thought. You hear a pleasing sonata. End of thought. And so on. Without being able to form concepts, we have no way of doing anything with our sensory perceptions. They just are . If we have concepts in our brains, we are able to...

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