Kant: The Three Critiques

Kant: The Three Critiques

by Andrew Ward
     
 

Immanuel Kants three critiques the Critique of Pure Reason, the Critique of Practical Reason and the Critique of Judgment are among the pinnacles of Western Philosophy. This accessible study grounds Kants philosophical position in the context of his intellectual influences, most notably against the background of the scepticism and empiricism of David Hume. It is an

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Immanuel Kants three critiques the Critique of Pure Reason, the Critique of Practical Reason and the Critique of Judgment are among the pinnacles of Western Philosophy. This accessible study grounds Kants philosophical position in the context of his intellectual influences, most notably against the background of the scepticism and empiricism of David Hume. It is an ideal critical introduction to Kants views in the key areas of knowledge and metaphysics; morality and freedom; and beauty and design.

By examining the Kantian system in the light of contemporary arguments, Ward brings the structure and force of Kants Copernican Revolution in Philosophy into sharp focus. Kant is often misrepresented as a somewhat dry thinker, yet the clarity of Wards exposition of his main themes, science, morality and aesthetics, through the three critiques brings his writings and theories to life. Lucidly and persuasively written, this book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars seeking to understand Kants immense influence.

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From the Publisher
"In this excellent introduction to all three of Kant's Critques', Andrew Ward's aim is to put idealism back in its rightful place in our understanding of Kant. His writing is forceful, engaging and admirably clear, and his exegesis is, in my view, fundamentally correct."

Professor Adrian Moore, St Hugh's College, Oxford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745626208
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/14/2006
Series:
PCTS-Polity Classic Thinkers Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Andrew Ward is lecturer in Philosophy at the University of York.

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