Kant’s three fundamental questions — How would you answer them?

[image: Immanuel Kant, unidentified painter, circa 1790 (Wikipedia); this is essay #297 in the Figs in Winter series]

In the “Critique of Pure Reason,” Immanuel Kant writes that “all the interests of my reason,” theoretical as well as practical, boil down to just three questions: “What can I know?” “What ought I do?” and “What can I hope for?” In these three questions, Kant delineated the whole scope of philosophical thought. (h/t to Tom Whyman for reminding me of this)