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The Paul Carus translation, extensively revised by Ellington, of the introduction Kant published in 1783 to help readers understand his 1781 Critique of Pure Reason. Also included is a 1772 letter he wrote to his friend Herz explaining how he was about to embark on the Critical Philosophy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

This edition of Prolegomena includes Kant's letter of February, 1772 to Marcus Herz, a momentous document in which Kant relates the progress of his thinking and announces that he is now ready to present a critique of pure reason.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872205932
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 140
  • Sales rank: 536,277
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Selected Bibliography
Note on the Text
Preface 1
Preamble on the Peculiarities of All Metaphysical Cognition 9
First Part of the Main Transcendental Question: How Is Pure Mathematics Possible? 23
Second Part of the Main Transcendental Question: How Is Pure Natural Science Possible? 35
Appendix to Pure Natural Science 60
Third Part of the Main Transcendental Question: How Is Metaphysics in General Possible? 64
Conclusion: On the Determination of the Bounds of Pure Reason 85
Solution of the General Question of the Prolegomena: "How Is Metaphysics Possible as Science?" 99
App On What Can Be Done to Make Metaphysics as a Science Actual 105
App A Specimen of a Judgment about the Critique Prior to Its Examination 105
App Proposals as to an Investigation of the Critique upon Which a Judgment May Follow 112
Supplement: Kant's Letter to Marcus Herz, February 21, 1772 117
German-English List of Terms 123
Index 129
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