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The Cambridge Companion to Kant
     

The Cambridge Companion to Kant

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by Paul Guyer
 

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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.

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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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Library Journal
After an excellent introduction by the editor, this volume consists of 14 essays by an international panel of Kant scholars, each dealing with a different element of Kant's thought and ranging over the entire body of his work. The essays are uniformly clear and well written, though some prior experience with Kant is necessary in order for them to be fully appreciated. The publisher is to be commended for the series, which will include studies of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, Hobbes, Nietzsche, Leibniz, and Spinoza. Recommended for all libraries supporting undergraduate programs in philosophy.-- Terry Skeats, Bishop's Univ ., Lennoxville, Quebec
From the Publisher
"This collection of essays attests to the high degree of maturity, richness, and depth recently achieved by English-langage Kantian scholarship. This book will certainly increase the already extraordinary interest that the revival of Kantian studies has produced in the Anglo-American philosophical world—an interest that has helped to erase some of the barriers between the analytical and other approaches to philosophy. The collection not only substantially advances the critical discussion of Kant's philosophy, it also can be used as an invaluable pedagogical tool at the graduate seminar level...giv[ing] an almost complete picture of Kant's critical philosophy." Ethics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139815048
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/1992
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,109,523
File size:
2 MB

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Cambridge Companion to Kant 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was particularly valuable as an interpretation to the whole content of Kant's writings including his shorter political pieces