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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 : Arsenij Gulyga
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
Page : 296
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 146840542X
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To record the life of a philosopher is to reveal his work and his thought. In this biography of Immanuel Kant by Arsenij Gulyga, the reader discovers Kant’s inner life, the mind of a great philosopher whose ideas are wondrously alive and whose thoughts delve deeply into the human soul.


Author : Immanuel Kant
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2013-09-26
Page : 144
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0141957735
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Immanuel Kant was one of the most influential philosophers in the whole of Europe, who changed Western thought with his examinations of reason and the nature of reality. In these writings he investigates human progress, civilization, morality and why, to be truly enlightened, we must all have the freedom and courage to use our own intellect. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.


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.


Author : John E. Atwell
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
Page : 227
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9400943458
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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) stands among the greatest thinkers of the Western world. There is hardly an area of thought, at least of philosophical thought, to which he did not make significant and lasting contributions. Particularly noteworthy are his writings on the foundations and limits of human knowledge, the bidimensional nature of perceptual or "natural" objects (including human beings), the basic principles and ends of morality, the character of a just society and of a world at peace, the movement and direction of human history, the nature of beauty, the end or purpose of all creation, the proper education of young people, the true conception of religion, and on and on. Though Kant was a life-long resident of Konigsberg, Prussia - child, student, tutor, and then professor of philosophy (and other subjects) - his thought ranged over nearly all the world and even beyond. Reports reveal that he (a bachelor) was an amiable man, highly respected by his students and colleagues, and even loved by his several close friends. He was apparently a man of integrity, both in his personal relations and in his pursuit of knowledge and truth. Despite his somewhat pessimistic attitude toward the moral progress of mankind - judging from past history and contemporary events - he never wavered from a deep-seated faith in the goodness of the human heart, in man's "splendid disposition toward the good.


Author : Allen Wood
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2020-06-30
Page : 264
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1108422349
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Explores Kant's philosophy of religion and morality through his Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason.


Author : Immanuel Kant
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1998-11-26
Page : 229
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780521599641
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A new translation of Kant's great essay on religion and its relation to reason.


Author : Manfred Kuehn
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-03-19
Page : 544
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780521497046
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This is the first full-length biography in more than fifty years of Immanuel Kant, one of the giants amongst the pantheon of Western philosophers as well as the one with the most powerful and broad influence on contemporary philosophy. It is well known that Kant spent his entire life in an isolated part of Prussia living the life of a typical university professor. This has given rise to the view that Kant was a pure thinker with no life of his own, or at least none worth considering seriously. In this biography, Manfred Kuehn debunks that myth once and for all. Taking account of the most recent scholarship Professor Kuehn allows the reader (whether interested in philosophy, history, politics, German culture, or religion) to follow the same journey that Kant himself took in emerging as a central figure in modern philosophy.


Author : Michel Chaouli
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2017-01-02
Page : 312
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0674971361
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Michel Chaouli invites novice and expert alike to set out on the path of thinking, with help from Kant’s Critique of Judgment, about the force of aesthetic experience, the essence of art, and the relationship of beauty and meaning. Each chapter unfolds the significance of a key concept for Kant’s thought and our own ideas.


Author : Immanuel Kant
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-06-11
Page : 288
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0486122204
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Kant's attempt to establish the principles behind the faculty of judgment remains one of the most important works on human reason. This third of the philosopher's three Critiques forms the very basis of modern aesthetics.


Author : Immanuel Kant
Publisher :
Release : 1949
Page : 308
Category : Ethics
ISBN 13 :
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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 : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2017-12-05
Page : 660
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 8743000401
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"Critique of Pure Reason" is one of the most influential works in the history of literature. "Critique of Pure Reason" was originally published in two editions. The current book contains both the first edition (1781) and the second edition (1787).


Author : Henry David Thoreau
Publisher : Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
Release : 2017-10-17
Page : 128
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 0884486141
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“In wildness is the preservation of the world,” wrote Thoreau in his iconic deathbed essay “Walking.” Celebrates the bicentennial of Thoreau’s birth in 1817. This summation of his life’s work, published posthumously in 1862, became a seminal influence in the modern environmental movement and is no less relevant today than 150 years ago. “Above all, we cannot afford not to live in the present,” he wrote. He extolled walking as a delightful and necessary idleness, an antidote to the burdens of civilization, a means of immersing ourselves in nature and awakening to the moment. “Walking” is recognized by most scholars as Thoreau’s “other” masterpiece, Walden in a more concise form. In the introduction of this edition, Adam Tuchinsky accessibly and engagingly unpacks the essay’s nineteenth-century associations, highlights the startling modernity of its sentiments, and reveals why Thoreau remains the towering figure in the history of American nature writing. Exquisite contemporary nature photographs curated by Denise Froehlich grace this handsome book. antique-looking paper B&W nature photos from Kurito Koichiro and other fine art photographers captioned with memorable lines from Thoreau’s writings.


Author : Pamela Sue Anderson
Jordan Bell
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2010-05-27
Page : 144
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0567603741
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Shedding new light on enlightenment and religion, this is an introduction to the influence of Kant's thoughts on theology and the response from theology.


Author : Dennis Vanden Auweele
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2018-11-05
Page : 246
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1498580408
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Dennis Vanden Auweele explores Kant’s moral and religious philosophy and shows that a pessimistic undercurrent pervades them. This provides a new vantage point not only to comprehensively assess Kantian philosophy, but also to provide much needed context and reading assistance to the general premises of Kant's philosophy and rationality.


Author : I. Kant
Publisher : Рипол Классик
Release : 1904
Page : 299
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 5876599158
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Author : Arthur Ripstein
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-05-15
Page : 580
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1351928600
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Kant casts a long shadow over contemporary debates in political philosophy. The Kantian roots of ideas of dignity, autonomy, equality and freedom under law are widely acknowledged. Kant’s own developments of those ideas in his explicitly political writings are taken up less frequently. The aim of this volume is to help bring those contributions out of the shadows. The articles and essays explore various dimensions of Kant’s complex and powerful picture of the relation between morality and politics that Kant develops.


Author : Immanuel Kant
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-06-11
Page : 176
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0486113027
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This 1788 work, based on belief in the immortality of the soul, established Kant as a vindicator of the truth of Christianity. It offers the most complete statement of his theory of free will.


Author : Frank Schalow
Richard Velkley
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Release : 2014-08-30
Page : 332
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 0810129965
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Among modern philosophers, Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) has few rivals for his influence over the development of contemporary philosophy as a whole. While the issue of language has become a key fulcrum of continental philosophy since the twentieth century, Kant has been overlooked as a thinker whose breadth of insight has helped to spearhead this advance. The Linguistic Dimension of Kant’s Thought remedies this historical gap by gathering new essays by distinguished Kant scholars. The chapters examine the many ways that Kant’s philosophy addresses the nature of language. Although language as a formal structure of thought and expression has always been part of the philosophical tradition, the “linguistic dimension” of these essays speaks to language more broadly as a practice including communication, exchange, and dialogue.