Theoretical Philosophy, 1755-1770

Author: Immanuel Kant,David Walford,Ralf Meerbote

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521531702

Category: Philosophy

Page: 543

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First volume of the first comprehensive edition of the works of Kant in English translation.

Theoretical Philosophy after 1781

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521147644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 548

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This volume is the first to assemble the writings that Kant published to popularize, summarize, amplify and defend the doctrines of his masterwork, the 1781 Critique of Pure Reason. The Prolegomena is often recommended to students, but the other texts are also important representatives of Kant's intellectual development. The series includes copious linguistic notes and a glossary of key terms. The editorial introductions and explanatory notes reveal much about the critical reception given Kant by the metaphysicians of his day as well as his own efforts to derail his opponents.

Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality

Author: Eric Watkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521543613

Category: History

Page: 451

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A book about Kant's views on causality as understood in their proper historical context.

Lectures on Logic

Author: Immanuel Kant,J. Michael Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521546911

Category: Philosophy

Page: 695

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This volume includes three previously untranslated transcripts of Kant's logic lectures.

Lectures on Metaphysics

Author: Immanuel Kant,Karl Ameriks,Steve Naragon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521000765

Category: Philosophy

Page: 696

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This volume contains the first translation into English of notes from Kant's lectures on metaphysics.

Last Works

Author: Moses Mendelssohn

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252093992

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) was the central figure in the emancipation of European Jewry. His intellect, judgment, and tact won the admiration and friendship of contemporaries as illustrious as Johann Gottfried Herder, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, and Immanuel Kant. His enormously influential Jerusalem (1783) made the case for religious tolerance, a cause he worked for all his life. Last Works includes, for the first time complete and in a single volume, the English translation of Morning Hours: Lectures on the Existence of God (1785) and To the Friends of Lessing (1786). Bruce Rosenstock has also provided an historical introduction and an extensive philosophical commentary to both texts. At the center of Mendelssohn's last works is his friendship with Lessing. Mendelssohn hoped to show that he, a Torah-observant Jew, and Lessing, Germany's leading dramatist, had forged a life-long friendship that held out the promise of a tolerant and enlightened culture in which religious strife would be a thing of the past. Lessing's death in 1781 was a severe blow to Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn wrote his last two works to commemorate Lessing and to carry on the work to which they had dedicated much of their lives. Morning Hours treats a range of major philosophical topics: the nature of truth, the foundations of human knowledge, the basis of our moral and aesthetic powers of judgment, the reality of the external world, and the grounds for a rational faith in a providential deity. It is also a key text for Mendelssohn's readings of Spinoza. In To the Friends of Lessing, Mendelssohn attempts to unmask the individual whom he believes to be the real enemy of the enlightened state: the Schwärmer, the religious fanatic who rejects reason in favor of belief in suprarational revelation.

Kant's Early Critics

The Empiricist Critique of the Theoretical Philosophy

Author: Brigitte Sassen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521781671

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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This book, first published in 2000, offers translations of the initial (1781–89) 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. The first aim of this collection is to show in detail how Kant was understood and misunderstood by his contemporaries. The second aim is to reveal the sorts of arguments that Kant and his first disciples mounted in their defense of the theoretical philosophy. The third aim of the book is to contribute to an understanding of the development of Kant's critical philosophy after its initial formulation in the Critique of Pure Reason, and in particular why Kant made the changes he did in the second edition of the work in 1787. 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.

The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism

Author: Karl Ameriks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521656955

Category: History

Page: 306

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Offers a comprehensive guide to the classical period of German philosophy.

The Poverty of Conceptual Truth: Kants Analytic/Synthetic Distinction and the Limits of Metaphysics

Author: R. Lanier Anderson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191044083

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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The Poverty of Conceptual Truth is based on a simple idea. Kants distinction between analytic and synthetic judgments underwrites a powerful argument against the metaphysical program of his Leibnizian-Wolffian predecessors--an argument from fundamental limits on its expressive power. In that tradition, metaphysics promised to reveal the deep rational structure of the world through a systematic philosophy consisting of strictly conceptual truths, which flowfrom a logically perspicuous relation of containment among concepts. That is, all truths would be analytic, in Kants sense. Kants distinction shows to the contrary that far reaching and scientifically indispensable parts of our knowledge of the world (including mathematics, the foundations of naturalscience, all knowledge from experience, and the central principles of metaphysics itself) are essentially synthetic and could never be restated in analytic form. Thus, the metaphysics of Kants predecessors is doomed, because knowledge crucial to any adequate theory of the world cannot even be expressed in the idiom to which it restricts itself (and which was the basis of its claim to provide a transparently rational account of things). Traditional metaphysics founders on theexpressive poverty of conceptual truth.To establish these claims, R. Lanier Anderson shows how Kants distinction can be given a clear basis within traditional logic, and traces Kants long, difficult path to discovering it. Once analyticity is framed in clear logical terms, it is possible to reconstruct compelling arguments that elementary mathematics must be synthetic, and then to show how similar considerations about irreducible syntheticity animate Kants famous arguments against traditional metaphysics in the Critique ofPure Reason.

Religion and Rational Theology

Author: Immanuel Kant,Allen W. Wood,George di Giovanni

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521799980

Category: Philosophy

Page: 548

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This volume collects all of Kant's writings on religion and rational theology.

Lectures on Ethics

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521788045

Category: Philosophy

Page: 507

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Lecture notes taken by Kant's students of his university courses in ethics.


A Study in Ontology

Author: Peter Simons

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199241460

Category: Philosophy

Page: 390

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The relationship of part to whole is one of the most fundamental there is, yet until now there has been no full-length study of this concept. This book shows that mereology, the formal theory of part and whole, is essential to ontology. Peter Simons surveys and criticizes previous theories, especially the standard extensional view, and proposes a more adequate account which encompasses both temporal and modal considerations in detail. This has far-reaching consequences for our understanding of such classical philosophical concepts as identity, individual, class, substance and accident, matter, form, essence, dependence, and integral whole. It also enables the author to offer new solutions to long-standing problems surrounding these concepts, such as the Ship of Theseus Problem and the issue of mereological essentialism. The author shows by his use of formal techniques that classical philosophical problems are amenable to rigorous treatment, and the book represents a synthesis of issues and methods from the analytical tradition and from the older continental realist tradition of Brentano and the early Husserl.

Kant: Lectures and Drafts on Political Philosophy

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521843089

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

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This book is the first translation into English of the Reflections which Kant wrote whilst formulating his ideas in political philosophy: the preparatory drafts for Theory and Practice, Toward Perpetual Peace, the Doctrine of Right, and Conflict of the Faculties; and the only surviving student transcription of his course on Natural Right. Through these texts one can trace the development of his political thought, from his first exposure to Rousseau in the mid 1760s through to his last musings in the late 1790s after his final system of Right was published. The material covers such topics as the central role of freedom, the social contract, the nature of sovereignty, the means for achieving international peace, property rights in relation to the very possibility of human agency, the general prohibition of rebellion, and Kant's philosophical defense of the French Revolution.

Kant's Doctrine of Transcendental Illusion

Author: Michelle Grier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139429818

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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This major study of Kant provides a detailed examination of the development and function of the doctrine of transcendental illusion in his theoretical philosophy. The author shows that a theory of 'illusion' plays a central role in Kant's arguments about metaphysical speculation and scientific theory. Indeed, she argues that we cannot understand Kant unless we take seriously his claim that the mind inevitably acts in accordance with ideas and principles that are 'illusory'. Taking this claim seriously, we can make much better sense of Kant's arguments and reach a deeper understanding of the role he allots human reason in science.

Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit

The Idealistic Logic of Modern Theology

Author: Gary Dorrien

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355899

Category: Religion

Page: 616

View: 7453

Winner: 2012 The American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Theology and Religious Studies, PROSE Award. In this thought-provoking new work, the world renowned theologian Gary Dorrien reveals how Kantian and post-Kantian idealism were instrumental in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology. Presents a radical rethinking of the roots of modern theology Reveals how Kantian and post-Kantian idealism were instrumental in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology Shows how it took Kant's writings on ethics and religion to launch a fully modern departure in religious thought Dissects Kant's three critiques of reason and his moral conception of religion Analyzes alternative arguments offered by Schleiermacher, Schelling, Hegel, and others - moving historically and chronologically through key figures in European philosophy and theology Presents notoriously difficult and intellectual arguments in a lucid and accessible manner

Immanuel Kant

Author: Otfried Höffe

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791420942

Category: Philosophy

Page: 290

View: 1617

A general introduction to the thought of the 18th-century German philosopher, explaining his contribution and influence in ethics, politics, law, history, religion, and art. First published in German in 1992. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Introduction to Logic

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504022718

Category: Philosophy

Page: 98

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Written during the height of the Enlightenment, Immanuel Kant’s Introduction to Logic is an essential primer for anyone interested in the study of Kantian views on logic, aesthetics, and moral reasoning. More accessible than his other books, Introduction to Logic lays the foundation for his writings with a clear discussion of each of his philosophical pursuits. For more advanced Kantian scholars, this book can bring to light some of the enduring issues in Kant’s repertoire; for the beginner, it can open up the philosophical ideas of one of the most influential thinkers on modern philosophy. This edition comprises two parts: “Introduction to Logic” and an essay titled “The False Subtlety of the Four Syllogistic Figures,” in which Kant analyzes Aristotelian logic.

Philosophical Writings

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Continuum


Category: Philosophy

Page: 311

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