A companion to Kant.
A companion to Kant.
Ed. by Graham Bird.
Blackwell companions to philosophy; 36
Bird (emeritus, philosophy, U. of Manchester, UK) presents 33 essays that provide a survey of the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). The focus, naturally enough, is on Kant's most celebrated and influential works, the Critiques, but issues from earlier in his career are discussed as well, including Kant's cosmology cosmology, area of science that aims at a comprehensive theory of the structure and evolution of the entire physical universe. Modern Cosmological Theories
and his debts to Liebniz and to the British Empiricists. Papers exploring the Critique of Pure Reason discuss transcendental idealism Transcendental idealism is a doctrine founded by 18th-century German philosopher Immanuel Kant. Kant presents it as the point of view which holds that our experience of things is about how they appear to us, not about those things as they are in and of themselves. , the transcendental aesthetic, Kant's refutation ref·u·ta·tion also re·fut·al
1. The act of refuting.
2. Something, such as an argument, that refutes someone or something.
Noun 1. of problematic idealism, his critique of rational psychology, his philosophy of mathematics, and the metaphysical foundations of natural science Immanuel Kant's (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science (1786) (in German, Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Naturwissenschaft . The philosopher's moral philosophy is the subject of the next set of papers, which explore his account of freedom; formulations of the moral law; metaphysics of morals The Metaphysics of Life (Die Metaphysik der Sitten, 1797) is a major work of moral philosophy by Immanuel Kant. It is not as well known or as widely read as his earlier works, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals and the Critique of Practical Reason. ; and conceptual accounts of liberty, equality, and independence, among other topics. The Critique of Judgment is discussed in the next four papers, which explore such issues as rational judgment and the structure of nature, aesthetic theory, and the philosophical significance of Kant's biological teleology teleology (tĕl'ēŏl`əjē, tē'lē–), in philosophy, term applied to any system attempting to explain a series of events in terms of ends, goals, or purposes. . Finally, the influence of Kant is explored in the writings of Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, and the philosophers of the 20th century analytical tradition, among others.
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