Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason

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by Sebastian Gardner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041511909X

ISBN-13: 9780415119092

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is arguably the single most important work in western philosophy. The book introduces and assesses:

* Kant's life and background of the
Critique of Pure Reason
* the ideas and text of the Critique of Pure Reason
* the continuing relevance of Kant's work to contemporary philosophy.

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Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is arguably the single most important work in western philosophy. The book introduces and assesses:

* Kant's life and background of the
Critique of Pure Reason
* the ideas and text of the Critique of Pure Reason
* the continuing relevance of Kant's work to contemporary philosophy.

Ideal for anyone coming to Kant's thought for the first time. This guide will be vital reading for all students of Kant in philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415119092
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
824,369
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jax2009 More than 1 year ago
if you have a great professor standing in the room explaining CPR and got it all down in book form, this would be it. The style is just slightly informal, and the professor acknowledges that CPR is a hard read and there are seldom any clear and certain explanations. It is therefore tough to write a short guidebook to CPR, but this is well done. However, I have two minor quibbles. First, in order to keep it short, there are somewhat fewer direct quotes from CPR than might be convenient. Second, there is a whiff of modern interpretations that Kant would not have intended. Now, this is not always bad, and in fact I might welcome an attempt to consolidate Kant in an outright attempt at a modern interpretation, but that would not necessarily be this handbook. Finally a note on the physical form factor of the book - it is small and thick, and the inner margin is so narrow you nearly need to break the spine to read it! That all said, it is an excellent overall aid to reading CPR.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is clearly one of the most in depth commentaries on Kant's 1st Critique. Kant's arguments are adeptly outlined. Serious controversies are noted and, for the most part, are up to date. The index is very helpful. If I were to read the Critique for the 1st time I'd have this book right by my side. If I were to write an article about some complicated passage, I'd start research with this book 1st and move out from there. It's a great place to begin if you need secondary literature and a concise overview of the CPR. S.G. has done some excellent research and lays things out sometimes (I think I can safely say) much better than Kant himself.