Printer Friendly

A companion to Kant.

9781405111973

A companion to Kant.

Ed. by Graham Bird.

Blackwell Publishing

2006

530 pages

$149.95

Hardcover

Blackwell companions to philosophy; 36

B2798

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 and his debts to Liebniz and to the British Empiricists. Papers exploring the Critique of Pure Reason discuss transcendental idealism, the transcendental aesthetic, Kant's refutation of problematic idealism, his critique of rational psychology, his philosophy of mathematics, and the metaphysical foundations of natural science. 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; 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. 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.

([c]20072005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)
COPYRIGHT 2007 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2007 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Feb 1, 2007
Words:219
Previous Article:From new recruit to high flyer; no-nonsense advice on how to fast track your career.
Next Article:Encyclopedia of religious revivals in America; 2v.
Topics:


Related Articles
Kosegarten's cultural legacy: aesthetics, religion, literature, art, and music.
Real-time digital signal processing from MATLAB to C with the TMS320C6x DSK. (CD-ROM included).
Philosophers of capitalism; Menger, Mises, Rand, and beyond.
The fragmentary demand; an introduction to the philosophy of Jean-Luc Nancy.
Kant and law.
The Cambridge companion to Kant and modern philosophy.
Letters on the Kantian Philosophy.
Internet Companion for Statistics: Guide and Activities for the Web, 2d ed.
A companion to rationalism.
The Cambridge companion to Kant and modern philosophy.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters