Student or Learner
Should "Opinion is far from unanimous" be expressed as "Opinion is far from being unanimous"?
Or both expressions are acceptable and natural in English?
Schopenhauer criticised Kant for changing the meaning of "noumenon". Opinion is far from unanimous. Kant's writings show points of difference between noumena and things-in-themselves. For instance, he regards things-in-themselves as existing:
I would add "The": The opinion is far from unanimous."
You can add "being," but since it would mean the same thing, I wouldn't.
I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.