Kant about Peru



Immanuel Kant about Peruvians: "the Peruvians are simple people since they put everything that is handed to them into their mouths". Since Kant did not travel to Peru, it is not difficult to see the irony of Kant writing about faraway lands without having traveled, “putting in his mouth” what other travelers handed to him -as it is elaborately argued by Eze in his critique of Kant's sources.

"Die Peruaner sind in der Art einfältig, daß sie alles, was ihnen dargeboten
wird, in den Mund stecken, weil sie nicht im Stande sind einzusehen, wie sie eine zweckmäßigere Anwendung davon machen könnten." 
Quote read at The Color of Reason: The Idea of "Race" in Kant's Anthropology by Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze in Postcolonial African Philosophy: http://bit.ly/1R7QZBu