Meaning critic Offered the advice: Before he goes on reforming further and gives his Philosophy of Freedom to the world, he should be pressingly advised first to work himself through to an understanding of these two philosophers [hume and The critic unfortunately knows only so much as he is himself able to read in Kant and Hume; practically, there fore, he simply advises me to learn to see no more in these thinkers than he him self sees. When I have attained that, he will be satisfied with me. Then when my Philosophy and Freedom appeared, I was found to be as much in need of cor rection as the most ignorant beginner. This I received from a gentleman who probably nothing else impelled to the writing of books except that he had not understood innumerable foreign ones. He gravely informs me that I should have.