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he antinomy of practical reason, the highest good and moral faith Kant sees this conflict for the willing of actions arising from the tendency of reason to overstep its limits. In parallel with his discussion in the Critique of Pure Reason of similar conflicts that reason produces in its theoretical use, Kant terms this conflict the “antinomy” of practical reason. His account of this conflict, as well as its resolution, rest upon a distinction that is central to his entire project of critique; he used the same distinction in the first Critique to resolve antinomies in the theoretical use of reason. He employs a variety of terms to draw this distinction in the writings that set forth his critical philosophy, e.g., between “phenomenon” and “noumenon,” or between a “thing as appearance” and a “thing in itself.” For purposes of his moral argument, he expresses this distinction in terms of a contrast between the “sensible” and the “intelligible.” By this he means that, when we consider the
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