Immanuel Kant: Key Concepts
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Series: Key Concepts
Editor(s): Will Dudley and Kristina Engelhard  
ISBN: 1844652394
ISBN-13: 9781844652396
Publication Date: 30/11/2010
Pages: 276 (216 x 138mm)
Format: Paperback
Published Price: £14.99
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Immanuel Kant is among the most pivotal thinkers in the history of philosophy. His transcendental idealism claims to overcome the scepticism of David Hume, resolve the impasse between empiricism and rationalism, and establish the reality of human freedom and moral agency. A thorough understanding of Kant is indispensable for any student of philosophy.

The significance of Kant’s thought is matched by its complexity. His revolutionary ideas are systematically interconnected and he presents them using a forbidding technical vocabulary. A careful investigation of the key concepts that structure Kant’s work is essential to the comprehension of his philosophical project.

This book provides an accessible introduction to Kant by explaining each of the key concepts of his philosophy. The book is organized into three parts, which correspond to the main areas of Kant’s transcendental idealism: theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy, and aesthetics, teleology, religion. Each chapter presents an overview of a particular topic, while the whole provides a clear and comprehensive account of Kant’s philosophical system.

Will Dudley is Professor of Philosophy at Williams College, Massachusetts and author of Understanding German Idealism (Acumen, 2007). Kristina Engelhard is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cologne, Germany.

1. Introduction, Will Dudley & Kristina Engelhard
Part I Theoretical Philosophy
2. Critique: knowledge, metaphysics, Günter Zöller
3. Sensibility: space and time, transcendental idealism, Emily Carson
4. Understanding: judgments, categories, schemata, Dietmar Heidemann
5. Reason: syllogisms, ideas, antinomies, Michelle Grier
Part II Practical Philosophy
6. Freedom: will, autonomy, Paul Guyer
7. Practical Reason: categorical imperative, maxims, laws, Ken Westphal
8. Moral Obligation: rights, duties, virtues, Georg Mohr & Ulli Rühl
9. Political Obligation: republicanism, league of nations, perpetual peace, Katrin Flikschuh
Part III Aesthetics, Teleology, Religion
10. Beauty: subjective purposiveness, Kirk Pillow
11. Organism: objective purposiveness, John Zammito
12. Nature and History: ultimate and final purpose, Stephen Houlgate
13. Rational Faith: God and immortality, Patrick Frierson
Chronology of Life & Works

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