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The Cambridge Companion to Kant : Cambridge Companions to Philosophy - Paul Guyer

The Cambridge Companion to Kant

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

By: Paul Guyer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th May 1992
ISBN: 9780521367684
Number Of Pages: 500

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The fundamental task of philosophy since the seventeenth century has been to determine whether the essential principles of both knowledge and action can be discovered by human beings unaided by an external agency. No one philosopher contributed more to this enterprise than Kant, whose Critique of Pure Reason (1781) shook the very foundations of the intellectual world. Kant argued that the basic principles of the natural sciences are imposed on reality by human sensibility and understanding, and thus that human beings are also free to impose their own free and rational agency on the world. This volume is the only systematic and comprehensive account of the full range of Kant's writings available, and the first major overview of his work to be published in more than a dozen years. An internationally recognized team of Kant scholars explore Kant's conceptual revolution in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, moral and political philosophy, aesthetics, and the philosophy of religion. The volume also traces the historical origins and consequences of Kant's work.

"This collection of essays attests to the high degree of maturity, richness, and depth recently achieved by English-langage Kantian scholarship. This book will certainly increase the already extraordinary interest that the revival of Kantian studies has produced in the Anglo-American philosophical world--an interest that has helped to erase some of the barriers between the analytical and other approaches to philosophy. The collection not only substantially advances the critical discussion of Kant's philosophy, it also can be used as an invaluable pedagogical tool at the graduate seminar level...giv[ing] an almost complete picture of Kant's critical philosophy." Ethics

Forewordp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Method of Citationp. xiii
Introduction: The starry heavens and the moral lawp. 1
"A Priori"p. 28
Kant on the perception of space (and time)p. 61
Kant's philosophy of mathematicsp. 94
Kant on a priori concepts: The metaphysical deduction of the categoriesp. 129
Kant's philosophy of the cognitive mindp. 169
Kant's proofs of substance and causationp. 203
Kant and transcendental argumentsp. 238
The critique of metaphysics: The structure and fate of Kant's dialecticp. 269
Philosophy of natural sciencep. 303
The supreme principle of moralityp. 342
Kant on freedom of the willp. 381
Mine and thine? The Kantian statep. 416
Kant on sex and marriage rightp. 447
Kant's theory of peacep. 477
Kant's conception of virtuep. 505
Kant's ambitions in the third Critiquep. 538
Moral faith and the highest goodp. 588
Kant's critical philosophy and its reception - the first five years (1781-1786)p. 630
Bibliographyp. 665
Indexp. 709
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ISBN: 9780521367684
ISBN-10: 0521367689
Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 11th May 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.64