The Cambridge companion to Kant's Critique of pure reason /

"Immanuel Kant's Critique of pure reason, first published in 1781, is one of the landmarks of Western philosophy, a radical departure from everything that went before and an inescapable influence on all philosophy since its publication. In this massive work, Kant has three aims. First, he...

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Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Guyer, Paul, 1948-
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge companions to philosophy.
Online Access: Online version
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In recent years, Anglophone scholars have witnessed a rising tide of high-quality scholarship on Kant's notoriously difficult masterwork, Critique of Pure Reason. Whereas English readers once made do with only one modern translation and a handful of monographs, mostly stemming from positivist orientations, recent studies have shown greater facility with the original German, and with Enlightenment history in general. This Cambridge Companion is a splendid and much-anticipated addition to this trend. Edited by Paul Guyer, whose Kant and the Claims of Knowledge (1987) set the mark for these more historical approaches, it comprises a complete commentary on every major section of the Critique, along with five articles discussing its genesis and effect. Contributors include established names and younger scholars, all of whom display excellent facility with the original texts, and who position their impressive studies as though they were striving for depth of understanding rather than superiority of interpretative scheme. Both first-time students and advanced researchers will find this book indispensable for in-depth study of Kant's Critique, including its ample bibliographic references for further study. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers. J. G. Moore Lander University

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