ISBN-10:
0521781671
ISBN-13:
9780521781671
Pub. Date:
03/15/2012
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Kant's Early Critics: The Empiricist Critique of the Theoretical Philosophy

Kant's Early Critics: The Empiricist Critique of the Theoretical Philosophy

by Cambridge University Press, Brigitte Sassen

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Overview

This book offers first time translations of the initial (1781-1789) critical reactions to Kant's philosophy. Also included is a selection of writings by Kant's contemporaries who took on the task of defending the critical philosophy against early attacks. This collection, which includes a glossary of key terms and biographical sketches of the critics on both sides of the debate, is a major addition to Kant scholarship and should be seen as a companion volume to the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant.

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ISBN-13: 9780521781671
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2012
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Frequently cited texts and abbreviations; Introduction: major trends in the early empiricist reception of Kant's critical philosophy; Part I. Feder/Garve and Garve: 1. The Göttingen review; 2. The Garve review: Christian Garve, 'Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant'; Part II. The Transcendental Aesthetic: 3. Dietrich Tiedemann, 'On the Nature of Metaphysics: An Examination of Professor Kant's Principles - Against the Aesthetic'; 4. [Hermann Andreas Pistorius], 'Elucidations of Professor Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason,' by Johann Schultze'; 5. Johann Georg Heinrich Feder, On Space and Causality: An Examination of the Kantian Philosophy, 1-64, 84*-91*; 6. [Anonymous], 'On Space and Causality: An Examination of the Kantian Philosophy by Johann Georg Heinrich Feder'; 7. Friedrich Gottlob Born, Investigation into the First Grounds of the Doctrine of the Senses, 87-92; Part II. Idealism: 8. Johann Georg Heinrich Feder, On Space and Causality: An Examination of the Kantian Philosophy, 61-83*, 114-118; 9. J. C. G. Schaumann, On the Transcendental Aesthetic: A Critical Attempt, 131-175; 10. Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, 'On Transcendental Idealism'; 11. [Hermann Andreas Pistorius], 'Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant'; 12. Friedrich Gottlob Born, Investigation into the First Grounds of the Doctrine of the Senses, 117-120, 141-153; Part IV. The Categories: 13. C. G. Selle, 'Attempt at a Proof that there are no Pure Concepts of Reason that are Independent of Experience'; 14. Dietrich Tiedemann, 'Continuation of the Examination of Professor Kant's Thoughts about the Nature of Metaphysics - Against the Analytic'; 15. [Johann Schultz], 'Institutiones Logicae et Metaphysica by Jo. Aug. Henr. Ulrich'; 16. Gottlob August Tittle, On Kantian Forms of Thought or Categories, 3-41, 103-11; Part V. Empiricism vs. Purism: 17. Carl Christian Erhard Schmid, Some Remarks about Empiricism and Purism in Philosophy Occasioned by Selle's Principles of Pure Philosophy'; 18. [Hermann Andreas Pistorius], 'On Carl Christian Erhard Schmid's essay about Kant's Purism and Selle's Empiricism'; Appendix A: about the authors; Appendix B: biographical sketches of figures in early Kant reception; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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"Sassen's volume makes many of the most important and interesting of these writings accessible to English readers...The translations seem exemplary." James C. Morrison, Philosophy in Review

"The choice of texts is judicious and the translations seem to be uniformly excellent...Sassen's collection is extremely well done and fills a gap in Kant scholarship." Philosophical Inquiry, Vol. XXIII

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