Kant on Swedenborg: Dreams of a Spirit -Seer and Other Writings

Kant on Swedenborg: Dreams of a Spirit -Seer and Other Writings

by IMMANUEL KANT
     
 

ISBN-10: 087785310X

ISBN-13: 9780877853107

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation Publishers

Dreams of a Spirit-Seer, Immanuel Kant's book on Emanuel Swedenborg, has mystified readers since its publication in 1766 during Swedenborg's lifetime. The unusual style and content of Dreams have given rise to two opposing interpretations. Most Kant scholars regard the work as a skeptical attack on Swedenborg's mysticism. Other critics, however,

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Dreams of a Spirit-Seer, Immanuel Kant's book on Emanuel Swedenborg, has mystified readers since its publication in 1766 during Swedenborg's lifetime. The unusual style and content of Dreams have given rise to two opposing interpretations. Most Kant scholars regard the work as a skeptical attack on Swedenborg's mysticism. Other critics, however, believe that Kant regarded Swedenborg as a serious philosopher and visionary, and that Dreams both reveals Kant's profound debt to Swedenborg and coneals that debt behind the mask of irony.

In addition, Dr. Gregory R. Johnson provides selections from other Kantian writings that mention Swedenborg and also contemporary reviews of Dreams, showing that Kant himself was ambivalent about Swedenborg's claims and that readers of his day questioned his position.

With its extensive notes, this work is an invaluable resource for students of Kant and of Swedenborg.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877853107
Publisher:
Swedenborg Foundation Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Swedenborg Studies Series, #15
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
1,100,991
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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