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Kant and the Reach of Reason : Studies in Kant's Theory of Rational Systematization - Nicholas Rescher

Kant and the Reach of Reason

Studies in Kant's Theory of Rational Systematization


Published: 27th March 2000
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These essays are concerned with the overall nature of Kant's philosophical system, and thus with his deepest intentions and basic commitments. The first three essays deal with Kant's approach to things in themselves and with the realm of noumenal causality. The second part considers Kant's approach to the methodology of rational inquiry, and, in particular, his views on cognitive systematization and the limits of philosophizing itself. The third section focuses on the role played by the categorical imperative in both theoretical and practical philosophy. The aim throughout is to show that in an important sense Kant is prepared to assert the primacy of practical over theoretical philosophy.

"Kant and the Reach of Reason, a collection of nine essays spanning three decades, shows that Rescher is a first-rate Kant scholar...Rescher's reading of the Critical philosophy is original, thought-provoking, and in many ways compelling." The Review of Metaphysics

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
On the Status of "Things-in-Themselves" in Kant's Critical Philosophyp. 5
Kant on Noumenal Causalityp. 21
Kant's Cognitive Anthropocentrismp. 36
Kant on Cognitive Systematizationp. 64
Kant's Teleological Theologyp. 99
Kant on the Limits and Prospects of Philosophyp. 130
On the Reach of Pure Reason in Kant's Practical Philosophyp. 188
On the Rationale of Kant's Categorical Imperativep. 200
On the Unity of Kant's Categorical Imperativep. 230
Notesp. 249
Name Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780521667913
ISBN-10: 0521667917
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 27th March 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.4