Immanuel Kant: Key Concepts

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Routledge, Dec 5, 2014 - Philosophy - 276 pages
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Immanuel Kant is among the most pivotal thinkers in the history of philosophy. His transcendental idealism claims to overcome the skepticism of David Hume, resolve the impasse between empiricism and rationalism, and establish the reality of human freedom and moral agency. A thorough understanding of Kant is indispensable to any philosopher today. The significance of Kant's thought is matched by its complexity. His revolutionary ideas are systematically interconnected and he presents them using a forbidding technical vocabulary. A careful investigation of the key concepts that structure Kant's work is essential to the comprehension of his philosophical project. This book provides an accessible introduction to Kant by explaining each of the key concepts of his philosophy. The book is organized into three parts, which correspond to the main areas of Kant's transcendental idealism: Theoretical Philosophy; Practical Philosophy; and, Aesthetics, Teleology, and Religion. Each chapter presents an overview of a particular topic, while the whole provides a clear and comprehensive account of Kant's philosophical system.

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knowledge metaphysics
space and time transcendental idealism
judgements categories schemata principles
syllogisms ideas antinomies
will autonomy
categorical imperative maxims laws
rights duties virtues
property trade peace
subjective purposiveness
objective purposiveness

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Will Dudley, Kristina Engelhard

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