Kant: A Very Short Introduction

Kant: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Very Short Introductions

By (author) Roger Scruton

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  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 109mm x 168mm x 10mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 6 December 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0192801996
  • ISBN 13: 9780192801999
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised
  • Sales rank: 20,505

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Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Roger Scruton's publications include Spinoza in the Past Masters series, Art And Imagination, (1974), The Aesthetics of Architecture (1979), The Aesthetic Understanding (1983), An Intelligent Persons Guide To Philosophy (1996), and The Aesthetics Of Music (1997).

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Review from previous edition Roger Scruton faced perhaps the most intractable task of all in giving an elementary account of Kant's philosophy ... but he does it extremely elegantly and neatly. Listener

Table of contents

1. Life, works and character ; 2. The background of Kant's thougt ; 3. The transcendental deduction ; 4. The logic of illusion ; 5. The categorical imperative ; 6. Beauty and design ; 7. Transcendental philosophy ; Further reading, Index