Critique Of Pure Reason

Author: Immanuel Kant,Marcus Weigelt

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140447477

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 708

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Immanuel Kant was one of the leading lights of 18th-century philosophy; his work provided the foundations for later revolutionary thinkers such as Hegel and Marx. This work contains the keystone of his critical philosophy - the basis of human knowledge and truth.
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Critique of Pure Reason (abridged)

Author: Immanuel Kant,Werner S. Pluhar

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872204485

Category: Philosophy

Page: 229

View: 9962

This thoughtful abridgment makes an ideal introduction to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Key selections include: the Preface in B, the Introduction, the Transcendental Aesthetic, the Second Analogy, the Refutation of Idealism, the first three Antinomies, the Transcendental Deduction in B, and the Canon of Pure Reason. A brief introduction provides biographical information, descriptions of the nature of Kant's project and of how each major section of the Critique contributes to that project. A select bibliography and index are also included.
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Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Author: Rene Descartes,Desmond M. Clarke

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140447016

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

View: 9426

Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-49.
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Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'

An Introduction

Author: Jill Vance Buroker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139458329

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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In this introductory textbook to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Jill Vance Buroker explains the role of this first Critique in Kant's Critical project and offers a line-by-line reading of the major arguments in the text. She situates Kant's views in relation both to his predecessors and to contemporary debates, explaining his Critical philosophy as a response to the failure of rationalism and the challenge of skepticism. Paying special attention to Kant's notoriously difficult vocabulary, she explains the strengths and weaknesses of his arguments, while leaving the final assessment up to the reader. Intended to be read alongside the Critique (also published by Cambridge University Press as part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant in Translation), this guide is accessible to readers with little background in the history of philosophy, but should also be a valuable resource for more advanced students.
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Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

Author: Douglas Burnham

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074863147X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 403

Everything you need to know about Kant's Critique of Pure Reason in one volume. The Critique is one of the most written-about texts in the history of philosophy, however, it is also notoriously difficult to read. Burnham and Young unravel Kant's text passage-by-passage, making the reading and appreciation of the primary work achievable. Designed to be read alongside Kant, this approach will be helpful for students and lecturers alike.
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Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

A Commentary for Students

Author: Terence Edward Wilkerson

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9781855065604

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This is quite simply the best book available on this subject. Beautifully written, clear and to-the-point, it is an in-depth examination of the main arguments of Kant's First Critique. The perfect text for philosophy undergraduates, it is the only book to give a clear and manageable route through the this central work. First published in 1976, this is a new and revised edition, which has a better layout, is easier to reads, and is fully indexed.
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The Book of Master Mo

Author: Mo Zi

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141392118

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

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A key work of ancient Chinese philosophy is brought back to life in Ian Johnston's compelling and definitive translation, new to Penguin Classics. Very little is known about Master Mo, or the school he founded. However, the book containing his philosphical ideas has survived centuries of neglect and is today recognised as a fundamental work of ancient Chinese philosophy. The book contains sections explaining the ten key doctrines of Mohism; lively dialogues between Master Mo and his followers; discussion of ancient warfare; and an extraordinary series of chapters that include the first examples of logic, dialectics and epistemology in Chinese philosophy. The ideas discussed in The Book of Master Mo - ethics, anti-imperalism, and a political hierarchy based on merit - remain as relevant as ever, and the work is vital to understanding ancient Chinese philosophy. Translator Ian Johnston has an MA in Latin, a PhD in Greek and a PhD in Chinese, and was Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Sydney University until his retirement. He has published translations of Galen's medical writings, early Chinese poetry (Singing of Scented Grass and Waiting for the Owl), and early Chinese philosophical works (the Mozi and - with Wang Ping - the Daxue and Zhongyong). In 2011 he was awarded the NSW Premier's Prize and the PEN medallion for translation. Unlike previous translations, this version includes the complete text. It also includes an introduction and explanatory end notes. 'A landmark endeavour' Asia Times 'A magnificent and valuable achievement' Journal of Chinese Studies 'Eminently readable and at the same time remarkably accurate...Johnston's work will be the standard for a long time' China Review International 'Compelling and engaging reading...while at the same time preserving the diction and rhetorical style of the original Chinese' New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason

Author: Sebastian Gardner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134813724

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

View: 2011

Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is arguably the single most important work in western philosophy. The book introduces and assesses: * Kant's life and background of the Critique of Pure Reason * the ideas and text of the Critique of Pure Reason * the continuing relevance of Kant's work to contemporary philosophy. Ideal for anyone coming to Kant's thought for the first time. This guide will be vital reading for all students of Kant in philosophy.
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A Commentary to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

Author: Norman Kemp Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230595960

Category: Philosophy

Page: 651

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Of all the major philosophical works, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most rewarding, yet one of the most difficult. Norman Kemp Smith's Commentary elucidates not only textural questions and minor issues, but also the central problems which arise, he contends, from the conflicting tendencies of Kant's own thinking. Kemp Smith's Commentary continues to be in demand with Kant Scholars, and it is being reissued here with a new introduction by Sebastian Gardner to set it in its contemporary context.
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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Author: David Hume

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736807635

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a book by the Scottish empiricist philosopher David Hume. This book has proven highly influential, both in the years that would immediately follow and today. Immanuel Kant points to it as the book which woke him from his self-described "dogmatic slumber". The argument of the Enquiry proceeds by a series of incremental steps, separated into chapters which logically succeed one another. After expounding his epistemology, Hume explains how to apply his principles to specific topics. I. Of the Different Species of Philosophy II. Of the Origin of Ideas III. Of the Association of Ideas IV. Sceptical Doubts Concerning the Operations of the Understanding V. Sceptical Solution of these Doubts VI. Of Probability VII. Of the Idea of Necessary Connexion VIII. Of Liberty and Necessity IX. Of the Reason of Animals X. Of Miracles XI. Of a Particular Providence and of a Future State XII. Of the Academical or Sceptical Philosophy
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Ten Great Works of Philosophy

Author: Robert Paul Wolff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451528308

Category: Fiction

Page: 574

View: 334

From ancient Greece to 19th-century America, this collection traces the history of civilization through the seminal works of its most influential thinkers including Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, John Stuart Mill, and others.
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The Greek Sophists

Author: John Dillon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913363

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

View: 5610

By mid-5th century BC, Athens was governed by democratic rule and power turned upon the ability of the citizen to command the attention of the people, and to sway the crowds of the assembly. It was the Sophists who understood the art of rhetoric and the importance of transforming effective reasoning into persuasive public speaking. Their enquiries - into the status of women, slavery, the distinction between Greeks and barbarians, the existence of the gods, the origins of religion, and whether virtue can be taught - laid the groundwork for the insights of the next generation of thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle.
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Three Critiques

Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason, Critique of Judgment

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780872206304


Page: 1890

View: 1784

Three Immanuel Kan Critiques now available as a 3-volume set: CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON; CRITIQUE OF PRACTICAL REASON and CRITIQUE OF JUDGMENT.
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German Idealist Philosophy

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140446605

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 339

View: 7950

The quest for systematic knowledge in the decades around 1800 gave rise to--among other schools of thought--German Idealist philosophy. In this masterful introduction to the subject, Rudiger Bubner brings together key texts and lesser known extracts from the works of four powerful intellects--Immanuel Kant, Johann Fichte, Friedrich Schelling, and Georg Hegel.
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A Philosophy of Walking

Author: Frédéric Gros

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781682704

Category: Philosophy

Page: 227

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Explores the role and influence of walking in the lives of such thinkers as Kant, Rousseau, Nietzsche, Robert Louis Stevenson, Gandhi, and Jack Kerouac.
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Freud's Dream

A Complete Interdisciplinary Science of Mind

Author: Patricia Kitcher

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262611152

Category: Psychology

Page: 245

View: 7327

Freud's Dream provides an extended case study of the appeal and potential dangers of the interdisciplinary approach to theory construction now guiding cognitive science as well as a novel interpretation of Freud's own program. Kitcher argues that Freud's grand scheme for psychoanalysis was nothing less than a blueprint for a complete interdisciplinary science of mind, that many of its strengths and weaknesses derived from that fact, and that Freud's errors are instructive for current work in cognitive science. In particular, Kitcher maintains that Freud's metapsychology was not a dispensible theoretical superstructure but a set of directives for constructing a science of mind that would be firmly grounded in then current results in neurophysiology, evolutionary biology, psychology, psychiatry, and the social sciences. The collapse of psychoanalysis, Kitcher asserts, was due in large measure to fundamental changes in the sciences out of which Freud constructed his theories and his refusal to recognize the degree to which he had made psychoanalysis dependent on the results and assumptions of nineteenth-century science. A Bradford Book
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On the Reproduction of Capitalism

Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses

Author: Louis Althusser

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781681643

Category: Philosophy

Page: 285

View: 2767

Published for the first time in English, this influential work discusses the author's conception of historical materialism, outlining the conditions of reproduction in capitalist society and the revolutionary struggle for its overthrow and addressing questions that still haunt us today. Original.
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Philosophy 101

From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought

Author: Paul Kleinman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440567689

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 9795

Discover the world's greatest thinkers and their groundbreaking notions! Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and figures of philosophy into tedious discourse that even Plato would reject. Philosophy 101 cuts out the boring details and exhausting philosophical methodology, and instead, gives you a lesson in philosophy that keeps you engaged as you explore the fascinating history of human thought and inquisition. From Aristotle and Heidegger to free will and metaphysics, Philosophy 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining philosophical tidbits, illustrations, and thought puzzles that you won't be able to find anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the mysteries of existentialism, or just want to find out what made Voltaire tick, Philosophy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
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