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Kant and the Fate of Autonomy : Problems in the Appropriation of the Critical Philosophy - Karl Ameriks

Kant and the Fate of Autonomy

Problems in the Appropriation of the Critical Philosophy

Hardcover Published: 19th October 2000
ISBN: 9780521781015
Number Of Pages: 366

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It has been argued that Kant's all-consuming efforts to place autonomy at the center of philosophy has had, in the long-run, the unintended effect of leading to the widespread discrediting of philosophy and of undermining the notion of autonomy itself. The result of this "Copernican revolution" has seemed to many commentators the de-centering, if not the self-destruction, of the autonomous self. Ameriks challenges the presumptions that dominate popular approaches to the concept of freedom, and to the interpretation of the relation among the Enlightenment, Kant and post-Kantian thought.

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"...[a] marvelous and provocative book..." Inquiry "What a pleasure to encounter a book on Kant and the Post-Kantians written with passion as well as erudition." Inquiry Amerik's book is rich, rewarding, and detailed. He combines a mastery of the German and English material...with a fine historical sensibility, a gift for clear writing, and a sharp analytical mind. He also displays a scrupulous intellectual honesty, claiming clear advantages for the 'modest' approach to Kant while noting and discussing the shortcomings of that approach." Ethics

Introduction: Kant and the fate of autonomy
Kant
KantÆs modest system
Reinhold
ReinholdÆs contribution
Fichte
Kant, Fichte and short arguments to Idealism
Kant, Fichte and the radical primacy of the practical
Kant, Fichte and appreciation
Hegel
HegelÆs critique of KantÆs theoretical philosophy
The Hegelian critique of Kantian morality
Concluding unscientific postscript
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ISBN: 9780521781015
ISBN-10: 0521781019
Series: Modern European Philosophy (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 19th October 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.61

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