The Essential Kant

The Essential Kant

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Kant was the first and the finest philosopher in the great German metaphysical tradition. A somewhat eccentric figure, he never left his native town of Konigsberg on the Baltic coast - yet the influence of his all-embracing philosophical system spread throughout the world. He famously declared, "from the crooked timber of humanity, nothing straight can ever be made". This series of guides cover the lives and ideas of the major philosophers. The author's concise and comprehensible style highlights the major advances in philosophy, as well as the men who conceived them and the times in which they lived. Containing quotes, insights and anecdotes, the aim of this series is to clarify the mysteries of philosophy for the general more

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  • Hardback | 56 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 4mm | 40g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753506742
  • 9780753506745

About Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern is a professional writer, a former Somerset Maugham prize winner and author of five novels, as well as biographies and travel books. As a university lecturer, he taught philosophy, but also mathematics and modern Italian poetry: He is the author of the critically acclaimed Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements and Dr Strangelove's Game (both Hamish Hamilton).show more

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