Trials of a neo-Kantian

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“Since the turn of the century [Heinrich] Rickert had suffered from chronic agoraphobia. The concomitant symptoms of this disease – depression, panic, extreme nervousness, dizziness, tachyardia, photophobia – made all activity outside the confines of his home a strenuous undertaking, full of uncertainty and anxiety. Every expedition from his home to his lectures at the university across the Neckar called for elaborate logistical arrangements requiring the assistance of his wife and a small team of students.” (Guy Oakes)