Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason

Author: Sebastian Gardner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134813716

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is arguably the single most important work in western philosophy. The book introduces and assesses: * Kant's life and background of the Critique of Pure Reason * the ideas and text of the Critique of Pure Reason * the continuing relevance of Kant's work to contemporary philosophy. Ideal for anyone coming to Kant's thought for the first time. This guide will be vital reading for all students of Kant in philosophy.
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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Kant on Judgment

Author: Robert Wicks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134461895

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

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Kant’s Critique of Judgment is one of the most important texts in the history of modern aesthetics. This GuideBook discusses the Third Critique section by section, and introduces and assesses: Kant's life and the background of the Critique of Judgment the ideas and text of the Critique of Judgment, including a critical explanation of Kant’s theories of natural beauty the continuing relevance of Kant’s work to contemporary philosophy and aesthetics. This GuideBook is an accessible introduction to a notoriously difficult work and will be essential reading for students of Kant and aesthetics.
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Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant on Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Author: Lawrence R. Pasternack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317984307

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Throughout his career, Kant engaged with many of the fundamental questions in philosophy of religion: arguments for the existence of God, the soul, the problem of evil, and the relationship between moral belief and practice. Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is his major work on the subject. This book offers a complete and internally cohesive interpretation of Religion. In contrast to more reductive interpretations, as well as those that characterize Religion as internally inconsistent, Lawrence R. Pasternack defends the rich philosophical theology contained in each of Religion’s four parts, and shows how the doctrines of the "Pure Rational System of Religion" are eminently compatible with the essential principles of Transcendental Idealism. The book also presents and assesses: the philosophical background to Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason the ideas and arguments of the text the continuing importance of Kant’s work to philosophy of religion today.
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Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'

A Reader's Guide

Author: James Luchte

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826493211

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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An essential addition to the Reader's Guides series, Luchte offers the ideal companion to study this most influential of texts.
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A Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

Author: Matthew Altman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0813343836

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Immanuel Kant’s groundbreaking Critique of Pure Reason inaugurated a new way of understanding the world that continues to impact philosophy to the present day. With clear explanations and numerous examples, A Companion to Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason” takes students step by step through the book in a way that captures their interest without sacrificing depth or intellectual rigor. Although it is informed by recent Anglo-American scholarship, the Companion focuses on Kant’s own arguments rather than secondary texts and scholarly debates that may otherwise distract from what Kant himself is attempting. The Companion first places the Critique in its historical and philosophical context before addressing the three main parts of the book in order: the Transcendental Aesthetic, the Transcendental Analytic, and the Transcendental Dialectic. The Companion also briefly explains how Kant continues his investigation into God, freedom, and immortality in the Critique of Practical Reason, and it concludes with an assessment of Kant’s importance in the history of modern philosophy. Key features include a glossary of technical terms, with succinct definitions and cross-references, as well as an annotated bibliography of the most important English-language secondary sources on Kant’s theoretical philosophy.
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Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'

An Introduction

Author: Jill Vance Buroker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139458329

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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In this introductory textbook to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Jill Vance Buroker explains the role of this first Critique in Kant's Critical project and offers a line-by-line reading of the major arguments in the text. She situates Kant's views in relation both to his predecessors and to contemporary debates, explaining his Critical philosophy as a response to the failure of rationalism and the challenge of skepticism. Paying special attention to Kant's notoriously difficult vocabulary, she explains the strengths and weaknesses of his arguments, while leaving the final assessment up to the reader. Intended to be read alongside the Critique (also published by Cambridge University Press as part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant in Translation), this guide is accessible to readers with little background in the history of philosophy, but should also be a valuable resource for more advanced students.
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The Arguments of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

Author: Bryan Hall

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739141678

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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This book reconstructs, using the tools of propositional logic, thirty-six of the central arguments from Immanuel Kant's landmark work, the Critique of Pure Reason. Although there are many excellent companions to and commentaries on the Critique, none of these books straightforwardly reconstructs so many of Kant's arguments premise by premise, using the tools of propositional logic.
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Kant and the Capacity to Judge

Sensibility and Discursivity in the Transcendental Analytic of the Critique of Pure Reason

Author: Béatrice Longuenesse

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691074511

Category: Philosophy

Page: 420

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Kant claims to have established his table of categories or "pure concepts of the understanding" according to the "guiding thread" provided by logical forms of judgment. By drawing extensively on Kant's logical writings, Beatrice Longuenesse analyzes this controversial claim, and then follows the thread through its continuation in the transcendental deduction of the categories, the transcendental schemata, and the principles of pure understanding. The result is a systematic, persuasive new interpretation of the Critique of Pure Reason. Longuenesse shows that although Kant adopts his inventory of the forms of judgment from logic textbooks of his time, he is nevertheless original in selecting just those forms he holds to be indispensable to our ability to relate representations to objects. Kant gives formal representation to this relation between conceptual thought and its objects by introducing the term "x" into his analysis of logical forms to stand for the object that is "thought under" the concepts that are combined in judgment. This "x" plays no role in Kant's forms of logical inference, but instead plays a role in clarifying the relation between logical forms (forms of concept subordination) and combinations ("syntheses") of perceptual data, necessary for empirical cognition. Considering Kant's logical forms of judgment thus helps illuminate crucial aspects of the Transcendental Analytic as a whole, while revealing the systematic unity between Kant's theory of judgment in the first Critique and his analysis of "merely reflective" (aesthetic and teleological) judgments in the third Critique. Longuenesse opens new avenues for investigating the relation between logic, psychology, andmetaphysics in Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy.
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Kant's Transcendental Idealism

Author: Henry E. Allison

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300102666

Category: Philosophy

Page: 537

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This landmark book is now reissued in a rewritten & updated edition that takes account of recent Kantian literature. It includes a new discussion of the 'Third Analogy', an expanded discussion of Kant's 'Paralogisms' & new chapters on Kant's theory of reason, theology & the 'Appendix to the Dialectic'.
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The Cambridge Companion to Kant

Author: Paul Guyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139824899

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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The fundamental task of philosophy since the seventeenth century has been to determine whether the essential principles of both knowledge and action can be discovered by human beings unaided by an external agency. No one philosopher contributed more to this enterprise than Kant, whose Critique of Pure Reason (1781) shook the very foundations of the intellectual world. Kant argued that the basic principles of the natural science are imposed on reality by human sensibility and understanding, and thus that human beings are also free to impose their own free and rational agency on the world. This 1992 volume is the only systematic and comprehensive account of the full range of Kant's writings available, and the first major overview of his work to be published in more than a dozen years. An internationally recognised team of Kant scholars explore Kant's conceptual revolution in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, moral and political philosophy, aesthetics, and the philosophy of religion.
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Accessing Kant

A relaxed introduction to the Critique of Pure Reason

Author: Jay F. Rosenberg

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191534692

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

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Jay Rosenberg introduces Immanuel Kant's masterwork, the Critique of Pure Reason, from a 'relaxed' problem-oriented perspective which treats Kant as an especially insightful practising philosopher, from whom we still have much to learn, intelligently and creatively responding to significant questions that transcend his work's historical setting. Rosenberg's main project is to command a clear view of how Kant understands various perennial problems, how he attempts to resolve them, and to what extent he succeeds. The constructive portions of the First Critique - the Aesthetic and Analytic - are explored in detail; the Paralogisms and Antinomies more briefly. At the same time the book is an introduction to the challenges of reading the text of Kant's work and, to that end, selectively adopts a more rigorous historical and exegetical stance. Accessing Kant will be an invaluable resource for advanced students and for any scholar seeking Rosenberg's own distinctive insights into Kant's work.
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Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

A Commentary for Students

Author: Terence Edward Wilkerson

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9781855065604

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This is quite simply the best book available on this subject. Beautifully written, clear and to-the-point, it is an in-depth examination of the main arguments of Kant's First Critique. The perfect text for philosophy undergraduates, it is the only book to give a clear and manageable route through the this central work. First published in 1976, this is a new and revised edition, which has a better layout, is easier to reads, and is fully indexed.
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A Short Commentary on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

Author: A. C. Ewing

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226227788

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

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This study is an introduction to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason', as well as an analysis of Kant's ideas. Intended to be read in conjunction with the philosopher's text, the commentary systematically examines the 'Critique' chapter by chapter.
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Kant

Author: Paul Guyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135015635

Category: Philosophy

Page: 502

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In this updated edition of his outstanding introduction to Kant, Paul Guyer uses Kant’s central conception of autonomy as the key to his thought. Beginning with a helpful overview of Kant’s life and times, Guyer introduces Kant’s metaphysics and epistemology, carefully explaining his arguments about the nature of space, time and experience in his most influential but difficult work, The Critique of Pure Reason. He offers an explanation and critique of Kant’s famous theory of transcendental idealism and shows how much of Kant’s philosophy is independent of this controversial doctrine. He then examines Kant’s moral philosophy, his celebrated ‘categorical imperative’ and his theories of duty, freedom of will and political rights. This section of the work has been substantially revised to clarify the relation between Kant’s conceptions of "internal" and "external" freedom. In his treatments of Kant’s aesthetics and teleology, Guyer focuses on their relation to human freedom and happiness. Finally, he considers Kant’s view that the development of human autonomy is the only goal that we can conceive for both natural and human history. Including a chronology, glossary, chapter summaries and up-to-date further reading, Kant, second edition is an ideal introduction to this demanding yet pivotal figure in the history of philosophy, and essential reading for all students of philosophy.
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Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

A Critical Guide

Author: James R. O'Shea

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108293557

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Kant's monumental book the Critique of Pure Reason was arguably the most conceptually revolutionary work in the history of philosophy and its impact continues to be felt throughout philosophical debates today. However, it is a notoriously difficult work whose basic meaning and lasting philosophical significance are both subject to ongoing controversy. In this Critical Guide, an international team of leading Kant scholars addresses the challenges, clarifying Kant's basic terms and arguments and engaging with the debates that surround this central text. Providing compact explanations along with cutting-edge interpretations of nearly all of the main themes and arguments in Kant's Critique, this volume provides well-balanced arguments on such controversial topics as the interpretation of Kant's transcendental idealism, conceptualism and non-conceptual content in perception, and the soundness of his transcendental arguments. This volume will engage readers of Kant at all levels.
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A Commentary to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

Author: Norman Kemp Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230595960

Category: Philosophy

Page: 651

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Of all the major philosophical works, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most rewarding, yet one of the most difficult. Norman Kemp Smith's Commentary elucidates not only textural questions and minor issues, but also the central problems which arise, he contends, from the conflicting tendencies of Kant's own thinking. Kemp Smith's Commentary continues to be in demand with Kant Scholars, and it is being reissued here with a new introduction by Sebastian Gardner to set it in its contemporary context.
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Kant's 'Critique of Practical Reason'

A Critical Guide

Author: Andrews Reath,Jens Timmermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139489666

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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The Critique of Practical Reason is the second of Kant's three Critiques, and his second work in moral theory after the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. Its systematic account of the authority of moral principles grounded in human autonomy unfolds Kant's considered views on morality and provides the keystone to his philosophical system. The essays in this volume shed light on the principal arguments of the second Critique and explore their relation to Kant's critical philosophy as a whole. They examine the genesis of the Critique, Kant's approach to the authority of the moral law given as a 'fact of reason', the metaphysics of free agency, the account of respect for morality as the moral motive, and questions raised by the 'primacy of practical reason' and the idea of the 'postulates'. Engaging and critical, this volume will be invaluable to advanced students and scholars of Kant and to moral theorists alike.
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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hegel and the Philosophy of Right

Author: Dudley Knowles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134707800

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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Hegel is one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought. His Philosophy of Right is widely recognised as one of the greatest works of political philosophy. Hegel and the Philosophy of Right introduces and assesses: * Hegel's life and the background of the Philosophy of Right * The ideas and text of the Philosophy of Right * The continuing importance of Hegel's work to philosophy and political thought.
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