Immanuel Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but is also one of the most difficult. In this illuminating Very Short Introduction, Roger Scruton--a well-known and controversial philosopher in his own right--tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring.
About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
`Review from previous edition Roger Scruton faced perhaps the most intractable task of all in giving an elementary account of Kant's philosophy ... but he does it extremely elegantly and neatly.'
1: Life, works and character
2: The background of Kant's thougt
3: The transcendental deduction
4: The logic of illusion
5: The categorical imperative
6: Beauty and design
7: Transcendental philosophy
Further reading, Index
Series: Very Short Introductions
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 23rd August 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.4
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 2