Immanuel Kant

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In this book, Hoffe gives a clear, understandable description of Kant's philosophical development and influence, and he sets forth Kant's main ideas from the Critique of Pure Reason and the ethics to the philosophy of law, history, religion, and art. In his critical treatment, Hoffe shows why Kant's philosophy continues to be relevant and challenging to us today.
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A general introduction to the thought of the 18th-century German philosopher, explaining his contribution and influence in ethics, politics, law, history, religion, and art. First published in German in 1992. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791420942
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Series: SUNY Series in Ethical Theory
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Translator's Preface

Part I: Life and Philosophical Development

1. The Pre-Critical Period

2. The Critical Transcendental Philosophy

Part II: What Can I Know?—The Critique of Pure Reason

3. The Project of a Transcendental Critique of Reason

4. The Transcendental Aesthetic

5. The Analytic of Concepts

6. The Analytic of Principles

7. The Transcendental Dialectic

Part III: What Ought I Do?—Moral and Legal Philosophy

8. The Critique of Practical Reason

9. Political Philosophy

Part IV: What May I Hope?—The Philosophy of History and Religion

10. History as the Progress of Law

11. The Religion of Practical Reason

Part V: The Philosophical Aesthetics and the Philosophy of the Organic

12. The Critique of Judgment

Part VI: Kant's Influence

13. Reception, Further Development, and Criticism of Kant's Ideas


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