(Paris, 1869 and 1876, an agreeable literary biography of the precritical kind); Mrs Heaton, Life of L.
14 seq.) gave rise in precritical days to the theory of pre-Adamites, as though Adam and Eve were not the only inhabitants of the earth.
The above may all be regarded as belonging to the precritical period of Kant's development.
The successive essays which have already been enumerated as composing Kant's precritical work are not to be regarded as so many imperfect sketches of the doctrines of the Kritik, nor are we to look in them for anticipations of the critical view.
There can be no doubt that some of the special features of the Kritik are to be found in these precritical essays, e.g.
The particular problem which gave the occasion to the first of the precritical writings is, in an imperfect or particular fashion, the fundamental question to which the Kritik is an answer.