Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
Sprache - Englisch
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This is a book by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, published in 1783, two years after the first edition of his Critique of Pure Reason. One of Kant's shorter works, it contains a summary of the Critique's main conclusions, sometimes by arguments Kant had not used in the Critique. Kant characterizes his more accessible approach here as an "analytic" one, as opposed to the Critique's "synthetic" examination of successive faculties of the mind and their principles.
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Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) stands as a cornerstone in the foundation of modern Western philosophy. A central figure of the Enlightenment, Kant was born in Königsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia) and spent much of his professional life as a scholar at the University of Königsberg. Renowned for his work in epistemology, ethics, and metaphysics, Kant's critical philosophy has profoundly influenced a diverse range of subsequent philosophical thought and disciplines. One of his pivotal works, 'Kritik der reinen Vernunft' (Critique of Pure Reason), laid the groundwork for much of contemporary epistemology and set the stage for his transcendental idealism, which sought to reconcile the empirical world with the conditions of knowledge as provided by the human mind. The 'Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics' serves as a more accessible introduction to the themes and concepts expounded in the Critique, reflecting Kant's meticulous approach to the conditions of human knowledge and the limits of metaphysics (Kant, 1783). His moral philosophy, best articulated in 'Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten' (Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals), introduces the categorical imperative, a central tenet of deontological ethics. Kant's rigorous analytical style and dedication to the pursuit of reason have made his works pivotal to the development of many philosophical movements and have earned him a lasting legacy as one of the most important thinkers in the history of Western philosophy.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Size: 125 Pages
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Published: May 29, 2022