• Philosophy

Theoretical Philosophy, 1755-1770

Author: Immanuel Kant,David Walford,Ralf Meerbote
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521531702
Category: Philosophy
Page: 543
View: 902
First volume of the first comprehensive edition of the works of Kant in English translation.

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Theoretical Philosophy after 1781

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139433099
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
View: 6843
This volume, originally published in 2002, assembles the historical sequence of writings that Kant published between 1783 and 1796 to popularize, summarize, amplify and defend the doctrines of his masterpiece, the Critique of Pure Reason of 1781. The best known of them, the Prolegomena, is often recommended to beginning students, but the other texts are also vintage Kant and are important sources for a fully rounded picture of Kant's intellectual development. As with other volumes in the series there are copious linguistic notes and a glossary of key terms. The editorial introductions and explanatory notes shed light on the critical reception accorded Kant by the metaphysicians of his day and on Kant's own efforts to derail his opponents.

    • History

Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality

Author: Eric Watkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521543613
Category: History
Page: 451
View: 8712
A book about Kant's views on causality as understood in their proper historical context.

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Lectures on Logic

Author: Immanuel Kant,J. Michael Young
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521546911
Category: Philosophy
Page: 695
View: 8032
This volume includes three previously untranslated transcripts of Kant's logic lectures.

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Lectures on Metaphysics

Author: Immanuel Kant,Karl Ameriks,Steve Naragon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521000765
Category: Philosophy
Page: 696
View: 7879
This volume contains the first translation into English of notes from Kant's lectures on metaphysics.

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Last Works

Author: Moses Mendelssohn
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252093992
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
View: 9975
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.

    • History

The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism

Author: Karl Ameriks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521656955
Category: History
Page: 306
View: 1687
Offers a comprehensive guide to the classical period of German philosophy.

    • Literary Criticism

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
View: 4996
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.

    • 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
View: 878
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.

    • Philosophy

Lectures on Ethics

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521788045
Category: Philosophy
Page: 507
View: 3617
Lecture notes taken by Kant's students of his university courses in ethics.

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A Study in Ontology
Author: Peter Simons
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199241460
Category: Philosophy
Page: 390
View: 1284
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.

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Religion and Rational Theology

Author: Immanuel Kant,Allen W. Wood,George di Giovanni
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521799980
Category: Philosophy
Page: 548
View: 1996
This volume collects all of Kant's writings on religion and rational theology.

The Life of Immanuel Kant

Author: John Henry Wilbrandt Stuckenberg
Publisher: N.A
Page: 474
View: 7264

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Kant: Lectures and Drafts on Political Philosophy

Author: N.A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521843089
Category: Philosophy
Page: 464
View: 9964
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.

    • Religion

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: 4608
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

    • Philosophy

Immanuel Kant

Author: Otfried Höffe
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791420942
Category: Philosophy
Page: 290
View: 9269
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

    • Philosophy

Philosophical Writings

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Continuum
Category: Philosophy
Page: 311
View: 6820

    • Philosophy

Introduction to Logic

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504022718
Category: Philosophy
Page: 98
View: 7659
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.

    • Science

The Problem of Animal Generation in Early Modern Philosophy

Author: Justin E. H. Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139456431
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 8199
In this volume Smith examines the early modern science of generation, which included the study of animal conception, heredity, and fetal development. Analyzing how it influenced the contemporary treatment of traditional philosophical questions, it also demonstrates how philosophical pre-suppositions about mechanism, substance, and cause informed the interpretations offered by those conducting empirical research on animal reproduction. Composed of essays written by an international team of leading scholars, the book offers a fresh perspective on some of the basic problems in early modern philosophy. It also considers how these basic problems manifested themselves within an area of scientific inquiry that had not previously received much consideration by historians of philosophy.