Prolegomena To Any Future Metaphysics Book

Prolegomena To Any Future Metaphysics


  • Author : Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2021-03-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9798728670353

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"Kant's Prolegomena, although a small book, is without doubt the most important of his writings, writes the translator, Paul Carus. Prolegomena means, literally, prefatory or introductory remarks, and it furnishes us with a key to his main work, The Critique of Pure Reason; in fact, it is an extract containing all the salient ideas of Kant's system. It approaches the subject in the simplest and most direct way and is therefore best adapted as an introduction into his philosophy. It is not without good reasons that the appearance of the Critique of Pure Reason is regarded as the beginning of a new era in the history of philosophy; and so it seems that a comprehension of Kant's position, whether we accept or reject it, is indispensable to the student of philosophy. It is not his solution which makes the sage of Königsberg the initiator of modern thought, but his formulation of the problem."

Kant s Impure Ethics Book

Kant s Impure Ethics


  • Author : Robert B. Louden
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-13
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198029946

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This is the first book-length study in any language to examine in detail and critically assess the second part of Kant's ethics--an empirical, impure part, which determines how best to apply pure principles to the human situation. Drawing attention to Kant's under-explored impure ethics, this revealing investigation refutes the common and long-standing misperception that Kants ethics advocates empty formalism. Making detailed use of a variety of Kantian texts never before translated into English, author Robert B. Louden reassesses the strengths and weaknesses of Kantian ethics as a whole, once the second part is re-admitted to its rightful place within Kant's practical philosophy.

Kant s Justification of Ethics Book

Kant s Justification of Ethics


  • Author : OWEN. WARE
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198849933

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Kant's arguments for the reality of human freedom and the normativity of the moral law continue to inspire work in contemporary moral philosophy. In this ground-breaking study, Owen Ware defends the controversial view that Kant's mature writings on ethics share a unified commitment to the primacy of the moral law.

Kant s Critique of Pure Reason Book

Kant s Critique of Pure Reason


  • Author : Douglas Burnham
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253352637

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Everything you need to know about Kant's ""Critique of Pure Reason"" in one volume

Kant s Deontological Eudaemonism Book

Kant s Deontological Eudaemonism


  • Author : Jeanine M. Grenberg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192679499

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In this book, Professor Jeanine Grenberg defends the idea that Kant's virtue theory is best understood as a system of eudaemonism, indeed, as a distinctive form of eudaemonism that makes it preferable to other forms of it: a system of what she calls Deontological Eudaemonism. In Deontological Eudaemonism, one achieves happiness both rationally conceived (as non-felt pleasure in the virtually unimpeded harmonious activity of one's will and choice) and empirically conceived (as pleasurable fulfilment of one's desires) only via authentic commitment to and fulfilment of what is demanded of all rational beings: making persons as such one's end in all things. To tell this story of Deontological Eudaemonism, Grenberg first defends the notion that Kant's deontological approach to ethics is simultaneously (and indeed, foundationally, and most basically) teleological. She then shows that the realization of an aptitude for the virtuous fulfilment of one's obligatory ends provides the solid basis for simultaneous realization of happiness, both rationally and empirically conceived. Along the way, she argues both that Kant's notion of happiness rationally conceived is essentially identical to Aristotle's conception of happiness as unimpeded activity, and that his notion of happiness empirically conceived is best realized via an unwavering commitment to the fulfilment of one's obligatory ends.

Kant s Philosophy Book

Kant s Philosophy


  • Author : James Scott Johnston
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2013-04-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623568344

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James Scott Johnston's incisive study draws on a holistic reading of Kant: one that views him as developing and testing a complete system (theoretical, practical, historical and anthropological) with education as a vital component. As such, the book begins with an extensive overview of Kant's chief theoretical work (the Critique of Pure Reason), and from that overview distils crucial discussions (the role of practical reason; the claims of the third antinomy) for his moral theory. An extended discussion of Kant's moral and political theories and the place of pedagogy in it follow, with attention to all of Kant's important moral works as well as his chief religious work, Religion within the Bounds of Mere Reason. A discussion of culture and character follows, chiefly through a discussion of Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment and Anthropology from a Pragmatic Standpoint, together with certain lectures and published essays on history and politics. Finally, an extensive discussion of Kant's published works on education, together with only recently published letters and announcements (in English), is provided. This culminates in Johnston's estimation of what a Kantian education, systematically conceived, might look like: an education that is attentive to theoretical, moral, cultural-historical, and pedagogic domains of Kant's thinking.

Kant s Dog Book

Kant s Dog


  • Author : David E. Johnson
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438442655

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Situates Borges at the limit of philosophy and literature.

Kant s Political Legacy Book

Kant s Political Legacy


  • Author : Luigi Caranti
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783169801

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This book focuses on Kant’s analysis of three issues crucial for contemporary politics. Starting from a new reading of Kant’s account of our innate right to freedom, it highlights how a Kantian foundation of human rights, properly understood and modified where necessary, appears more promising than the foundational arguments currently offered by philosophers. It then compares Kant’s model for peace with the apparently similar model of democratic peace to show that the two are profoundly different in content and in quality. The book concludes in analysis of Kant’s controversial view of history to rescue it from the idea that his belief in progress is at best over-optimistic and at worst dogmatic. Congratulations to Professor Luigi Caranti and his book 'Kant's Political Legacy' which has been given a 'honorable mention' by the North American Kant Society in the competition for the best 2018 book on Kant!! http://northamericankantsociety.onefireplace.org/Announcements/6660588

Kant and the Politics of Racism Book

Kant and the Politics of Racism


  • Author : Jimmy Yab
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-09-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030691011

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This book proposes an account of the place of the theory of race in Kant’s thought as a central part of philosophical anthropology in his political system. Kant’s theory of race, this book argues, is integral to the analysis of the “Charakteristik” of the human species and determined by human natural predispositions. The understanding of his theory as such suggests not only an alternative reading to the orthodox narrative we have seen so far but also reveals the underlying centrality of the notion of human natural predispositions in a way that is consequential for Kant’s philosophy as a whole. What is the impact of Kant’s racial theory on his philosophy and political thought? Is Kant a consistent egalitarian or a partisan Universalist thinker? Is he the symbol of racist prejudices of his time? What is the influence of his racial hierarchy on his cosmopolitan right? Or more simply, is Kant racist? From a systematic examination of Kant relevant writings, this book provides answers to these questions and shed light on two fundamental problems of his theory of race for moral philosophy, namely: (1) the completeness of the character of the White race and (2) the dispossession of the character of the beauty and the dignity of human nature of the Negro race. These two issues, unperceived from the “orthodox” reading’s perspective, however, uncovered by the “heterodox” reading, not only shape Kant’s race thinking from the beginning to the end of his life, transform his cosmopolitan right into a non-universalist form of right, but merely define Kant as a fundamental racist thinker since he developed the anthropology, the philosophy, and the politics of racism in a systematic way.

Kant s Concept of Genius Book

Kant s Concept of Genius


  • Author : Paul W. Bruno
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-03-04
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441190239

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While many studies have chronicled the Romantic legacy of artistic genius, this book uncovers the roots of the concept of genius in Kant's third Critique, alongside the development of his understanding of nature. Paul Bruno addresses a genuine gap in the existing scholarship by exploring the origins of Kant's thought on aesthetic judgment and particularly the artist. The development of the word 'genius' and its intimate association with the artist played itself out in a rich cultural context, a context that is inescapably significant in Western thought. Bruno shows how in many ways we are still interrogating the ways in which a nature governed by physical laws can be reconciled with a spirit of human creativity and freedom. This book leads us to a better understanding of the centrality of understanding the modern artistic enterprise, characterized as it is by creativity, for modern conceptions of the self.

Realism and Antirealism in Kant s Moral Philosophy Book

Realism and Antirealism in Kant s Moral Philosophy


  • Author : Robinson dos Santos
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2017-12-18
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110572346

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The debate between moral realism and antirealism plays an important role in contemporary metaethics as well as in the interpretation of Kant’s moral philosophy. This volume aims to clarify whether, and in what sense, Kant is a moral realist, an antirealist, or something in-between. Based on an explication of the key metaethical terms, internationally recognized Kant scholars discuss the question of how Kant’s moral philosophy should be understood in this regard. All camps in the metaethical field have their inhabitants: Some contributors read Kant’s philosophy in terms of a more or less robust moral realism, objectivism, or idealism, and some of them take it to be a version of constructivism, constitutionism, or brute antirealism. In any case, all authors introduce and defend their terminology in a clear manner and argue thoughtfully and refreshingly for their positions. With contributions of Stefano Bacin, Jochen Bojanowski, Christoph Horn, Patrick Kain, Lara Ostaric, Fred Rauscher, Oliver Sensen, Elke Schmidt, Dieter Schönecker, and Melissa Zinkin.

Kant   s Philosophy of Physical Science Book

Kant s Philosophy of Physical Science


  • Author : Robert E. Butts
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400947306

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The papers in this volume are offered in celebration of the 200th anni versary of the pub 1 i cat i on of Inmanue 1 Kant's The MetaphysicaL Foundations of NatupaL Science. All of the es says (including the Introduction) save two were written espe ci ally for thi s volume. Gernot Bohme' s paper is an amended and enlarged version of one originally read in the series of lectures and colloquia in philosophy of science offered by Boston University. My own paper is a revised and enlarged version (with an appendix containing completely new material) of one read at the biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Sci ence Association held in Chicago in 1984. Why is it important to devote this attention to Kant's last published work in the philosophy of physics? The excellent essays in the volume will answer the question. I will provide some schematic com ments designed to provide an image leading from the general question to its very specific answers. Kant is best known for hi s monumental Croitique of Pure Reason and for his writings in ethical theory. His "critical" philosophy requires an initial sharp division of knowledge into its theoretical and practical parts. Moral perfection of attempts to act out of duty is the aim of practical reason. The aim of theoretical reason is to know the truth about ma terial and spiritual nature.

Philosophical Writings Book

Philosophical Writings


  • Author : Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher : Burns & Oates
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X002120155

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