Accessing Kant

Accessing Kant : A relaxed introduction to the Critique of Pure Reason

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Jay Rosenberg introduces Immanuel Kant's masterwork, the Critique of Pure Reason, from a 'relaxed' problem-oriented perspective which treats Kant as an especially insightful practising philosopher, from whom we still have much to learn, intelligently and creatively responding to significant questions that transcend his work's historical setting. Rosenberg's main project is to command a clear view of how Kant understands various perennial problems, how he
attempts to resolve them, and to what extent he succeeds. The constructive portions of the First Critique - the Aesthetic and Analytic - are explored in detail; the Paralogisms and Antinomies more briefly. At the same time the book is an introduction to the challenges of reading the text of Kant's work and, to
that end, selectively adopts a more rigorous historical and exegetical stance. Accessing Kant will be an invaluable resource for advanced students and for any scholar seeking Rosenberg's own distinctive insights into Kant's work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19mm | 479g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Numerous line drawings
  • 0199275823
  • 9780199275823
  • 1,958,990

Table of contents

Introduction: Two ways to encounter Kant ; 1. Intelligibility: From Direct Platonism to Concept Empiricism ; 2. Epistemic Legitimacy: Experiential Unity, First Principles, and Strategy K ; 3. The World from a Point of View: Space and Time ; 4. Concepts and Categories: Transcendental Logic and the Metaphysical Deduction ; 5. Perceptual Synthesis: From Sensations to Objects ; 6. Schemata and Principles: From Pure Concepts to Objects ; 7. Synchronic Manifolds: The Axioms and Anticipations ; 8. Diachronic Manifolds: The Analogies of Experience ; 9. Duration and Persistence: Substance in the Analogies ; 10. Succession and Simultaneity: Causation in the Analogies ; 11. The World as Actual: The Postulates and the Refutation of Idealism ; 12. The Thinking Self as an Idea of Reason: The Paralogisms ; 13. Reason in Conflict with Itself: A Brief Look at the Antinomies ; Epilogue: The Rest of the First Critique
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It would be hard to imagine a more elegant point of entry into the rich interpretative tradition Accessing Kant so ably advocates. * Eric Entrican Wilson, Journal of the History of Philosophy *
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