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Author : Roger J. Sullivan
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1989
Page : 413
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780521369084
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This book, sure to become a standard reference work, is a comprehensive, lucid, and systematic commentary on Kant's practical (or moral) philosophy. Kant is arguably the most important moral philosopher of the modern period; yet, prior to this area in a single volume. Using as nontechnical a language as possible, Professor Sullivan offers a detailed, authoritative account of Kant's moral philosophy - including his ethical theory, his philosophy of history, his political philosophy, his philosophy of religion, and his philosophy of education - and demonstrates the historical, Kantian origins of such important notions as â€~autonomy', â€~respect for persons', â€~rights', and â€~duties'. An invaluable resource, this book will be extremely useful to advanced undergraduates, graduates, and professional philosophers alike.


Author : Immanuel Kant
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-03-19
Page : 507
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780521788045
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Lecture notes taken by Kant's students of his university courses in ethics.


Author : Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
Immanuel Kant
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1991-01-25
Page : 311
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780521398374
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This edition includes two important texts illustrating Kants's view of history along with notes and a comprehensive bibliography.


Author : Immanuel Kant
Christine M. Korsgaard
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2012-04-19
Page : 87
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1107008514
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The revised edition of the Cambridge translation of one of the most powerful texts in the history of ethical thought.


Author : Immanuel Kant
Publisher : Modern Library Classics
Release : 2001
Page : 478
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0375757333
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Presents the essential works of the philosopher, including "Critique of Pure Reason" and "Eternal Peace."


Author : Immanuel Kant
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2006-03-02
Page : 246
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780521671651
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This volume offers a translation of Kant's pioneering contribution to the discipline of anthropology.


Author : Immanuel Kant
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 1999
Page : 194
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780872204188
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German philosopher Kant's (1724-1804) Metaphysische Angangsgrunde der Rechtslehre has been given several English titles, including the Philosophy of Law and the Doctrine of Right. It discusses contracts, marriage, and family. Ladd (philosophy, Brown U.) revises his translation from some 40 years ago based on secondary scholarship since then, and new German editions, especially those reinstating material abridged in earlier ones. Paper edition (unseen), $9.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author : Immanuel Kant
Ted Humphrey
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 2003
Page : 64
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780872206915
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What is the standing of a sovereign nation and what are its rights relative to other sovereign nations? What is our obligation to pursue peace? Can intervention in the affairs of another sovereign nation be justified? Who, if any one, has the right to intervene? In this short essay, Kant completes his political theory and philosophy of history, considering the prospects for peace among nations and addressing questions that remain central to our thoughts about nationalism, war, and peace. Ted Humphrey provides an eminently readable translation, along with a brief introduction that sketches Kant's argument.


Author : Allen W. Wood
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2009
Page : 283
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780801475528
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Kant's philosophical thought about religious faith has frequently been treated as a weak point in his philosophy. Even Kant's more ardent admirers have often felt it necessary to reject and to apologize for his "moral arguments" in favor of belief in God and immortality, to admit that these arguments are beneath the high standards of the critical philosophy, and even to claim that they are incompatible with the fundamental principles of Kant's philosophy itself. The present study was undertaken in the conviction that this common estimate of Kant's doctrine of moral faith is altogether wrong. I have attempted to show not only that Kant's doctrine of moral faith is consistent with his best critical thinking, but also that a full understanding of this doctrine is necessary for any genuine appreciation of the outlook of the critical philosophy as a whole.


Author : Immanuel Kant
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1999-06-13
Page : 668
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780521654081
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This 1997 book was the first English translation of all Kant's writings on moral and political philosophy in a single volume.


Author : Ernst Cassirer
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1981-01-01
Page : 429
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780300029826
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"Here is the first Kant-biography in English since Paulsen’s and Cassirer’s only full-scale study of Kant’s philosophy. On a very deep level, all of Cassirer’s philosophy was based on Kant’s, and accordingly this book is Cassirer’s explicit coming to terms with his own historical origins. It sensitively integrates interesting facts about Kant’s life with an appreciation and critique of his works. Its value is enhanced by Stephen K�rner’s Introduction, which places Cassirer’s Kant-interpretation in its historical and contemporary context.”--Lewis White Beck "The first English translation (well done by James Haden) of a 60-year-old classic intellectual biography. Those readers who know Kant only through the first Critique will find their understanding of that work deepened and illuminated by a long explication of the pre-critical writings, but perhaps the most distinctive contribution is Cassirer’s argument that the later Critiques, and especially the Critique of Judgment, must be understood not as merely applying the principles of the first to other areas but as subsuming the latter into a larger and more comprehensive framework.”--Frederick J. Crown, The Key Reporter "Kant’s Life and Thought is that rare achievement: a lucid and highly readable account of the life and work of one of the world’s profoundest thinkers. Now for the first time available in an admirable English translation, the book introduces the reader to two of the finest minds in the history of philosophy.”--Ashley Montagu


Author : Béatrice Longuenesse
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1998
Page : 420
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780691074511
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The result is a systematic, persuasive new interpretation of the Critique of Pure Reason.


Author : Paul T. Wilford
Samuel A. Stoner
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2021-06-04
Page : 328
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0812297792
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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) transformed the philosophical, cultural, and religious landscape of modern Europe. Emphasizing the priority of practical reason and moral autonomy, Kant's radically original account of human subjectivity announced new ethical imperatives and engendered new political hopes. This collection of essays investigates the centrality of progress to Kant's philosophical project and the contested legacy of Kant's faith in reason's capacity to advance not only our scientific comprehension and technological prowess, but also our moral, political, and religious lives. Accordingly, the first half of the volume explores the many facets of Kant's thinking about progress, while the remaining essays each focus on one or two thinkers who play a crucial role in post-Kantian German philosophy: J. G. Herder (1744-1803), J. G. Fichte (1762-1814), G. W. F. Hegel (1770-1831), Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), and Martin Heidegger (1889-1976). This two-part structure reflects the central thesis of the volume that Kant inaugurates a distinctive theoretical tradition in which human historicity is central to political philosophy. By exploring the origins and metamorphoses of this tremendously influential tradition, the volume offers a timely perspective on fundamental questions in an age increasingly suspicious of the Enlightenment's promise of universal rational progress. It aims to help us face three sets of questions: (1) Do we still believe in the possibility of progress? If we do, on what grounds? If we do not, why have we lost the hope for a better future that animated previous generations? (2) Is the belief in progress necessary for the maintenance of today's liberal democratic order? Does a cosmopolitan vision of politics ultimately depend on a faith in humanity's gradual, asymptotic realization of that lofty aim? (3) And, if we no longer believe in progress, can we dispense with hope without succumbing to despair?


Author : Jason T. Eberl
Kevin S. Decker
Publisher : Open Court Publishing
Release : 2008
Page : 287
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0812696492
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"Essays address philosophical aspects of the five television series and ten feature films that make up the Star Trek fictional universe"--Provided by publisher.


Author : Paul Guyer
Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosoph Paul Guyer
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1987-12-25
Page : 482
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780521337724
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This book offers a radically new account of the development and structure of the central arguments of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: the defense of the objective validity of such categories as substance, causation, and independent existence. Paul Guyer makes far more extensive use than any other commentator of historical materials from the years leading up to the publication of the Critique and surrounding its revision, and he shows that the work which has come down to us is the result of some striking and only partially resolved theoretical tensions. Kant had originally intended to demonstrate the validity of the categories by exploiting what he called 'analogies of appearance' between the structure of self-knowledge and our knowledge of objects. The idea of a separate 'transcendental deduction', independent from the analysis of the necessary conditions of empirical judgements, arose only shortly before publication of the Critique in 1781, and distorted much of Kant's original inspiration. Part of what led Kant to present this deduction separately was his invention of a new pattern of argument - very different from the 'transcendental arguments' attributed by recent interpreters to Kant - depending on initial claims to necessary truth.


Author : Sebastian Gardner
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1999
Page : 377
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780415119092
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Kant's 'The Critique of Pure Reason' is arguably the single most important philosophical work in Western philosophy. It is also one of the most difficult philosophical texts to study. This clear, straightforward guide to the Critique recasts Kant's thought in more familiar language, avoiding the technicalities that plague other secondary sources on Kant. Sebastian Gardner examines Kant's thought by contrasting two interpretive traditions--those of Strawson and Allison--while setting the Critique in the context of both pre-Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy. Ideal for anyone coming to Kant's thought for the first time, this accessible guide will be vital reading for all students of Kant in philosophy.


Author : Thomas Nenon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-09-19
Page : 360
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1317546989
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"Kant, Kantianism and Idealism" presents an overview of German Idealism, the major movement in philosophy from the late 18th to the middle of the 19th Century. The period was dominated by Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel, whose work influenced not just philosophy, but also art, theology and politics. The volume covers not only these major figures but also their main followers and interpreters. These include Kant's younger contemporary Herder, his early critics such as Jacobi, Reinhold, and Maimon, and his readers Schiller and Schlegel - who shaped much of the subsequent reception of Kant in art, literature and aesthetics - as well as Schopenhauer, whose unique appropriation and criticism of theories of cognition later had a decisive influence on Nietzsche. The "Young Hegelians" - such as Bruno Bauer, Ludwig Feuerbach, and David Friedrich Strauss, whose writings would influence Engels and Marx - are also discussed. The influence of Kant and German Idealism also extended into France, shaping the thought of such figures as Saint-Simon, Fourier, and Proudhon, whose work would prove decisive for subsequent philosophical, political, and economic thinking in Europe in the second half of the 19th century.


Author : John J. Callanan
Lucy Allais
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-04-23
Page : 272
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0192603752
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This is the first edited collection devoted entirely to the question of the role of animals in the thought of Immanuel Kant. Though the topic is not one treated systematically in his work, mentions of animals occur throughout his corpus in relation to many of his central concerns. In this volume, a team of leading scholars address issues ranging over Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy, including questions regarding the possibility of objective representation and intentionality in animals, the role of animals in Kant's scientific picture of nature, the status of our moral responsibilities to animals' welfare, and more. It also includes chapters concerning contemporary questions relating to animals and Kantian ethics and metaethics, making a use of Kant's philosophy to help contend with one of the most crucial ethics issues facing us today.


Author : Diane Morgan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-11
Page : 146
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 1317517059
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This book introduces architects to a philosopher, Immanuel Kant, whose work was constantly informed by a concern for the world as an evolving whole. According to Kant, in this interconnected and dynamic world, humans should act as mutually dependent and responsible subjects. Given his future-oriented and ethico-politically concerned thinking, Kant is a thinker who clearly speaks to architects. This introduction demonstrates how his ideas bear pertinently and creatively upon the world in which we live now and for which we should care thoughtfully. Kant grounded his enlightened vision of philosophy’s mission using an architectural metaphor: of the modest 'dwelling-house'. Far from constructing speculative 'castles in the sky' or vertiginous 'towers which reach to the heavens', he tells us that his humble aim is rather to build a 'secure home for ourselves', one which appropriately corresponds at once to the limited material resources available on our planet, and to our need for firm and solid principles to live by. This book also explores Kant's notions of cosmopolitics, which attempts to think politics from a global perspective by taking into account the geographical fact that the earth is a sphere with limited land mass and natural resources. Given the urgent topicality of sustainable development, these Kantian texts are of particular interest for architects of today. Students of architecture, who are necessarily trained in negotiating between theory and practice, gain much from considering Kant, whose critical project also consisted of testing and exploring the viability of ideas, so as to ascertain to what extent, and crucially, how ideas can have a constructive effect on the whole world, and on us as active agents therein.


Author : Edward Kanterian
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-11-15
Page : 444
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1351395815
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Kant is widely acknowledged as the greatest philosopher of modern times. He undertook his famous critical turn to save human freedom and morality from the challenge of determinism and materialism. Intertwined with his metaphysical interests, however, he also had theological commitments, which have received insufficient attention. He believed that man is a fallen creature and in need of ‘redemption’. He intended to provide a fortress protecting religious faith from the failure of rationalist metaphysics, from the atheistic strands of the Enlightenment, from the new mathematical science of nature, and from the dilemmas of Christian theology itself. Kant was an epistemologist, a philosopher of mind, a metaphysician of experience, an ethicist and a philosopher of religion. But all this was sustained by his religious faith. This book aims to recover the focal point and inner contradictions of his thought, the ‘secret thorn’ of his metaphysics (as Heidegger once put it). It first locates Kant in the tradition of reflection on the human weakness from Luther to Hume, and then engages in a critical, but charitable, manner with Kant’s entire pre-critical work, including his posthumous fragments. Special attention is given to The Only Possible Ground (1763), one of the most difficult, interesting and underestimated of Kant’s works. The present book takes its cue from an older approach to Kant, but also engages with recent Anglophone and continental scholarship, and deploys modern analytical tools to make sense of Kant. What emerges is an innovative and thought-provoking interpretation of Kant’s metaphysics, set against the background of forgotten religious aspects of European philosophy.