The Collected Works of Immanuel Kant
Sprache - Englisch
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Immanuel Kant's 'The Collected Works' stands as an indispensable collection for scholars and enthusiasts of philosophy. Showcasing Kant's seminal work, it includes his critical examinations of pure reason, practical reason, and judgment, as well as his notable pre-critical writings and metaphysical explorations. With its methodical style and penetrative analyses, Kant's corpus offers profound insights into the cognitive faculties governing human experience and the ethical imperatives that underlie moral law. A cornerstone of Enlightenment thought, this compendium not only reflects Kant's painstaking endeavor to reconcile rationalism and empiricism but also presents his groundbreaking arguments on aesthetics and the categorical imperative, culminating in a rigorous investigation of metaphysics and epistemology.
The body of work reflects Kant's profound intellectual journey and his pursuit of truth through rigorous logic and moral philosophy. Born in Konigsberg, Prussia, his contributions have shaped modern philosophy, positing that the human mind imparts structure to experiences, and ethics originates from rational will. Kant's assertion that reality as it is 'in-itself' is beyond our comprehension, while provocative, strategically allies him with fundamental questions about human cognition, nature of reality, and the limits of knowledge. The infusions of personal intellectual developments, seen in his writings, paint a vivid chronological narrative of Kant's philosophical evolution.
For those invested in the pursuit of philosophical knowledge, 'The Collected Works of Immanuel Kant' provides an essential and comprehensive resource. As a milestone in philosophical literature, it offers the reader an opportunity to grapple with the complexities of Kant's thought and to appreciate the profound influence his work has had on the course of Western philosophy. Highly recommended for students of philosophy, intellectual historians, and anyone seeking to engage with the challenging questions that continue to shape our understanding of the mind, morality, and the nature of reality itself.
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Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), a central figure in modern philosophy, was born in Königsberg, Prussia. Renowned for his comprehensive and systematic work in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics, Kant's philosophy is epitomized by the critical investigation of reason itself. His seminal work, 'Critique of Pure Reason' (1781), seeks to understand the limits and scope of human knowledge, positing that while much of our experience is structured by our mental faculties, there are fundamental limits to what we can comprehend. This critical approach inaugurated a new era of philosophical inquiry, often referred to as the Copernican Revolution in philosophy, signifying the paradigm shift to a new method of thinking about knowledge and reality.
Kant's ethical theory, primarily presented in 'Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals' (1785) and 'Critique of Practical Reason' (1788), introduces the notion of the categorical imperative, an ethical guideline by which all actions can be judged. His later works, such as 'Critique of Judgment' (1790), explore aesthetics and teleology. Kant's 'The Collected Works' encompass these important texts and others, offering a comprehensive view of his thought. His rigorous analysis of the faculties of human understanding and moral reasoning has had a profound and lasting influence on myriad philosophical disciplines and continues to be a central topic of study in contemporary philosophical education.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 820 Seiten
Größe: 1,9 MB
Veröffentlichung: 13. November 2022