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The Continuum Companion to Kant : Continuum Companions - Nigel Hems

The Continuum Companion to Kant

Continuum Companions

By: Nigel Hems (Editor), Dennis Schulting (Editor), Gary Banham (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th April 2012
ISBN: 9781441112576
Number Of Pages: 394

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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. It concludes with a thoroughly comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources. This is an essential reference tool for anyone working in the field of eighteenth-century German philosophy. "The Continuum Companions" series is a major series of single volume companions to key research fields in the humanities aimed at postgraduate students, scholars and libraries. Each companion offers a comprehensive reference resource giving an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. A distinctive feature of the series is that each companion provides practical guidance on advanced study and research in the field, including research methods and subject-specific resources.

List of Contributors
Preface
Abbreviations of Kant's Works
Introduction
Key Writings
Key Works
The Only Possible Argument in Support of a Demonstration of the Existence of God
The `Inaugural Dissertation'
Critique of Pure Reason
Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics That Will Be Able to Come Forward as Science
Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science
Critique of Practical Reason
Critique of Judgment
Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason
Toward Perpetual Peace
Metaphysics of Morals
Kant's Contexts
Philosophical and Historical Context
Academy prize essay
Aristotelianism
J. A. Eberhard
Empiricism
Frederick the Great
French Revolution
Garve-Feder review
Francis Hutcheson
KĀ¶nigsberg
J. H. Lambert
Moses Mendelssohn
Physical influx
Pietism
Prussia
Adam Smith
Spinoza
Sources and Influences
Aristotle
Francis Bacon
A. Baumgarten
Cicero
C. A. Crusius
Descartes
Epicurus and Epicureanism
Leonhard Euler
Marcus Herz
Hume
Leibniz
Locke
G. F. Meier
Newton
Plato
Rousseau
Swedenborg
J. N. Tetens
Wolff
Key Themes and Topics
Reception and Influence
Bibliography
6 Kant Bibliography
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9781441112576
ISBN-10: 144111257X
Series: Continuum Companions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 19th April 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.75  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 1