Critique Of Practical Reason

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In Kant's "second critique," following on from his Critique of Pure Reason, one of the great thinkers of the Enlightenment explores the requirements and necessities of morality and ethics in an age dominated by reason. Assuming the truth of Christianity and the existence of an afterlife, Kant lays the groundwork for a moral science to replace superstition, and for logical ethics to replace less reliable human emotion.

First published in 1788, ...

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Overview

In Kant's "second critique," following on from his Critique of Pure Reason, one of the great thinkers of the Enlightenment explores the requirements and necessities of morality and ethics in an age dominated by reason. Assuming the truth of Christianity and the existence of an afterlife, Kant lays the groundwork for a moral science to replace superstition, and for logical ethics to replace less reliable human emotion.

First published in 1788, this is still required reading for all students of modern moral philosophy.

German metaphysician IMMANUEL KANT (1724-1804) served as a librarian of the Royal Library, a prestigious government position, and as a professor at Königsberg University. His other works include Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime (1764), Critique of Pure Reason (1781), and Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785).

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A translation of Kant's Kritik der praktischen Vernunft, completed by H. W. Cassirer in 1976 (his first draft was written 30 years earlier), and lightly prepared for publication posthumously by editors G. Heath King and Ronald Weitzman. Cassirer aimed to provide a technically accurate rendering of Kant's text which is attentive to the spirit as well as the letter of Kant's original, while showing the movement of his thinking as it unfolds. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605204512
  • Publisher: Cosimo
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication.
Translator's Preface.

Introduction by Stephen Engstrom:
1. The Place of the Critique of Practical Reason within Kant's Critical Philosophy.
2. The Relation of the Critique of Practical Reason to Kant's Ethics.
3. The Practical Purpose of the Critique of Practical Reason.
4. Showing the Practicality of Pure Reason:
A. The Idea of a Principle of Practical Reason.
B. Theorems about Practical Principles.
C. Practical Laws and Freedom.
D. The Basic Law of Pure Practical Reason.
E. Autonomy and Freedom.
5. Can the Highest Principle of Practical Reason Be Justified?
6. The Effects of Pure Practical Reason:
A. Defining the Concept of an Object of Practical Reason.
B. The Subjective Effects of Pure Practical Reason.
7. The Highest Good and the Antimony of Practical Reason.
8. Conclusion.

Critique of Practical Reason

Part I: Doctrine of the Elements of Pure Practical Reason

Book I: Analytic of Pure Practical Reason

Chapter I: On the Principles of Pure Practical Reason.
Chapter II: On the Concept of an Object of Pure Practical Reason.
Chapter III: On the Incentives of Pure Practical Reason.

Book II: Dialectic of Pure Practical Reason

Chapter I: On a Dialectic of Pure Practical Reason as Such.
Chapter II: On a Dialectic of Pure Reason in Determining the Concept of the Highest God.

Part II: Doctrine of the Method of Pure Practical Reason

Conclusion.

Selected Bibliography.
Glossary.
Index.

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