Critique of Pure Reason

Critique of Pure Reason

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Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant

The Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most important philosophical texts ever written. Like Copernicus, Kant dared to question the ordinary perspective from which we habitually view the world.

Kant's moderate form of skepticism is known as "transcendental idealism," and its primary tenet is that we cannot know things as they are in themselves because we only know things as they appear to us. His thesis had a monumental influence on the culture of the last two centuries, giving rise to cultural movements and theoretical approaches including: German Idealism, Romanticism, Modernism, Marxism, Existentialism, Psychoanalysis, Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, and even Quantum Physics.

About the Author:
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) has been caricatured as a stiff German professor, whose Stoic habits were so predictable that the people of Königsberg, his hometown, could set their clocks by his daily walks. Kant's life is best described as a heroic struggle to discover order within chaos or, better, an effort to fix human thought and behavior within it proper limits. He lived and worked during the Enlightenment, a time when political, religious, and intellectual freedom erupted across the Western world

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521354028
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/13/1998
Series: Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant in Translation Series
Pages: 799
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.69(d)

About the Author

Norman Kemp Smith (1872-1958) lectured at Princeton and was Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of Edinburgh.

Howard Caygill is Professor at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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Critique of Pure Reason 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Learn about why you might think the way you do, and how ethics and reasoning may pave the way. Standard text for college ethics and philosophy classes
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This book is meant to be read by all.
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davidjoho More than 1 year ago
The book itself is a classic, of course. But the poor quality of the character recognition makes this difficult to read. On the other hand, it's free.