In mere christianity Lewis quotes someone saying that "experience is the mother of illusion". I did a quick Google to find out who he is quoting, but no success. Any ideas?
C. S. Lewis wrote:A great human philosopher nearly let our secret out when he said that where Virtue is concerned "Experience is the mother of illusion"; but thanks to a change in Fashion, and also, of course, to the Historical Point of View, we have largely rendered his book innocuous.
Immanuel Kant wrote:For whereas, so far as nature is concerned, experience supplies the rules and is the source of truth, in respect of the moral laws it is, alas, the mother of illusion!
Critique of Pure Reason
Doctrine of Elements, Part 2, Division 2, Book 1, Section 1, 'Ideas in General'
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