Including over 500 specially commissioned entries from a team of leading international scholars, this is an essential reference to Kant's thought, writings and continuing influence. Immanuel Kant is widely considered to be the most important and influential thinker of modern Europe and the late Enlightenment. His philosophy is extraordinarily wide-ranging and his influence has been pervasive throughout eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century thought, in particular in the work of the German Idealists, and also in both Analytic and Continental philosophy today. This comprehensive and accessible companion to Kant's life and context, philosophical concerns, major works and enduring influence features over 500 specially commissioned entries, written by a team of leading experts in the field, covering every aspect of his philosophy. "The Companion" presents a comprehensive overview of historical and philosophical context in which Kant wrote and the various features, themes and topics apparent in his thought. It also includes synopses of all his major published works and a survey of the key lines of reception and influence.
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