Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View / Edition 1

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Overview

Now in paperback, this complete, authoritative, and annotated English translation of Immanuel Kant's Anthropology in pragmatischer Hinisicht, which Kant describes as a systematic doctrine of the knowledge of humankind, is the only English translation currently available.
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"There are many insights into Kant’s own character and his philosophical orientation. . . . There are a helpful introduction, extensive notes both on the content and on details of translation, and an index. The book is comparable to Kant’s Lectures on Ethics (1780). . . . though briefer and more lively and accessible. It is a good introduction to Kant’s philosophy and a valuable supplement to Kant collections at all levels."—Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789024715855
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 4/30/1974
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1974
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor L. Dowdell was an instructor in classics at Nashotah House, Wisconsin, and a dean and professor of Greek at St. Michael’s Seminary, Puerto Rico.

Hans H. Rudnick is a professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Introduction 3
Pt. 1 Anthropological Didactic
On Being Conscious of One's Self 9
On Egoism 10
On Being Arbitrarily Conscious of One's Ideas 14
On Self-Observation 15
On the Ideas We Have without Being Aware of Them 18
On Distinctness and Indistinctness in Relation to the Consciousness of One's Ideas 21
On Sensibility in Contrast to Understanding 24
Apology for Sensibility 28
On the Potentiality of the Cognitive Faculty 32
On the Artificial Games Played with Sensory Perceptions 35
On the Admissible Moral Perception 37
On the Five Senses 40
On the Inner Sense 49
On the Causes of Increasing or Decreasing Sensory Perceptions According to Degree 50
On the Decreasing, Weakening, and Entire Loss of the Faculty of the Senses 54
On the Sensory Productive Faculty with All Its Branches 64
Of the Faculty of Visualizing the Past and the Future by means of the Imagination 73
On Involuntary Invention in a Sound Mental State, that is, on Dreams 81
On the Faculty of Designation (facultas signatrix) 83
On the Faculty of Cognition as Far as It Is Based on Understanding 90
Anthropological Comparison of the Three Higher Cognitive Faculties with Each Other 91
On the Soul's Weaknesses and Illnesses with Respect to Its Cognitive Faculty 97
On the Talents of the Cognitive Faculty 118
On the Specific Differences between the Comparative and the Argumentative Intelligence 119
On Sensuous Pleasure 130
On Emotion in Contrast to Passion 156
On the Emotions in Particular 158
On Passions 172
On the Highest Physical Good 184
On the Highest Ethicophysical Good 185
Pt. 2 Anthropological Characterization
A The Character of the Person 195
B The Character of the Sexes 216
C The Character of Nations 225
D On the Character of Races 236
E On the Character of the Species 237
Notes 255
Index 291
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