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This accessible and practical edition of Kant's best introduction to his own work is designed especially for students. Assuming no prior knowledge of the Prolegomena, esteemed scholar Günter Zöller provides an extensive introduction that covers Kant's life, the origin and reception of the Prolegomena, the organization of the work, its principal arguments, and its philosophical significance. Detailed notes, a chronology, a glossary, an annotated bibliography, and two reviews of the Critique of Pure Reason—which establishes the specific intellectual background of the Prolegomena—are also included.
Part 1: Introductory Material
Advice on Further Reading
Overview of the Prolegomena
Analysis of the Prolegomena
Note on Texts and Translations
Notes to Part I
Part 2: Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
Preamble: Of What is Peculiar to All Metaphysical Cognition
General Question of the Prolegomena: Is Metaphysics Possible at All?
General Question: How is Cognition from Pure Reason Possible?
Editors Notes to Prolegomena, Preface and Preamble
First Part of the Main Transcendental Question: How is Pure Mathematics Possible?
Editors Notes to Prolegomena, First Part
Editors Notes to Prolegomena, Second Part
Editors Notes to Prolegomena, Third Part
Appendix: Of What Can Be Done to Make Metaphysics as Science Actual
Editors Notes to Prolegomena, Solution and Appendix
Part 3: Supplementary Texts
The Göttingen Review of the Critique of Pure Reason
Editors Notes to the Göttingen Review
The Garve Review of the Critique of Pure Reason
Editors Notes to the Garve Review
Part 4: Reference Material
Glossary, Bibliography, Chronology, Index of Names, Index of Terms