Critique of Pure Reason (Dover Philosophical Classics Series)

Critique of Pure Reason (Dover Philosophical Classics Series)

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by Immanuel Kant
     
 

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In his monumental Critique of Pure Reason, German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) argues that human knowledge is limited by the capacity for perception. He attempts a logical designation of two varieties of knowledge: a posteriori, the knowledge acquired through experience; and a priori, knowledge not derived through experience

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In his monumental Critique of Pure Reason, German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) argues that human knowledge is limited by the capacity for perception. He attempts a logical designation of two varieties of knowledge: a posteriori, the knowledge acquired through experience; and a priori, knowledge not derived through experience. Kant maintains that the most practical forms of human knowledge employ the a priori judgments that are possible only when the mind determines the conditions of its own experience. This accurate translation by J. M. Meiklejohn offers a simple and direct rendering of Kant's work that is suitable for readers at all levels.

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Kenneth R. Winkle
Eric Watkins has done a fine job of abridging the Critique to a manageable size while preserving those sections most often assigned in a survey course, including enough of the Analytic to provide a continuous argument. Students will get a good sense of the whole from the parts he includes. I recommend it enthusiastically.
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Kant's philosophical standard dates back to 1781. Here he analyzes empiricism and rationalism, the leading schools of philosophy of his time. If your current philosophy is to buy books as cheaply as possible, this Dover edition is for you. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780486432540
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/17/2003
Series:
Dover Philosophical Classics Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.28(h) x 1.03(d)

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Critique of Pure Reason 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Learn about why you might think the way you do, and how ethics and reasoning may pave the way. Standard text for college ethics and philosophy classes
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This book is meant to be read by all.
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davidjoho More than 1 year ago
The book itself is a classic, of course. But the poor quality of the character recognition makes this difficult to read. On the other hand, it's free.