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The Grad Student's Guide To Kant's Critique Of Pure Reason

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While Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most important and influential philosophical works in the history of Western thought, it is also known for being as inaccessible as it is brilliant, an unreadable masterpiece. And as a cardinal text for students of philosophy in both the graduate and undergraduate levels, Kant's first critique and its dense, ungainly style can therefore stand as an intimidating and even monumental challenge. But for careful students interested in exploring this pivotal work, Kant's first critique can have profound implications for their understandings of both metaphysics and epistemology, as well as of the history of philosophy in general. The Grad Student's Guide to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, although a mere 85 pages long (including recommendations for further reading and the index) is a valuable resource for students, professors, and scholars interested in learning more about Kant's philosophy. It provides definitions for key terms that students of Kant's first critique will need to understand, such as analytic, synthetic, a priori, and a posteriori. It discusses the nature and role of synthetic a priori judgments as well as Kant's notion of experience and some of its important components. Including an examination of the historical context of the problem at the heart of Kant's critique, it also explains Kant's transcendental idealism, the transcendental proof, and his so-called first antinomy. With terse and lucid treatments of Kant's categories and principles, as well as a discussion of Kant's critical refutation of skepticism, idealism, and dogmatic rationalism, this guidebook will offer students an illuminating way to make sense of Kant's masterwork.

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Published in 2016

ISBN: 9781532004032

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Book Details

Paperback

First (USA) Edition Thus

Published in 2016

ISBN: 9781532004032

Condition Ratings

Book is Near Fine. No significant defects.

Dustjacket is N/A

Slipcase condition is N/A

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