Theoretical Philosophy after 1781

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Cambridge University Press, May 20, 2002 - Philosophy - 530 pages
This volume, originally published in 2002, assembles the historical sequence of writings that Kant published between 1783 and 1796 to popularize, summarize, amplify and defend the doctrines of his masterpiece, the Critique of Pure Reason of 1781. The best known of them, the Prolegomena, is often recommended to beginning students, but the other texts are also vintage Kant and are important sources for a fully rounded picture of Kant's intellectual development. As with other volumes in the series there are copious linguistic notes and a glossary of key terms. The editorial introductions and explanatory notes shed light on the critical reception accorded Kant by the metaphysicians of his day and on Kant's own efforts to derail his opponents.
 

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Contents

General introduction
1
Translators introduction
31
Prolegomena to any future metaphysics that will be able to come forward as science
49
Contents
51
Preface
53
Preamble on the Distinguishing Feature of All Metaphysical Cognition
61
General Question of the Prolegomena Is metaphysics possible at all?
69
Prolegomena General Question How is cognition from pure reason possible?
72
On a discovery whereby any new critique of pure reason is to be made superfluous by an older one
281
Section One Concerning the objective reality of those concepts to which no corresponding sensory intuition can be given
286
Section Two The solution of the problem How are synthetic judgments possible a priori? according to Mr Eberhard
316
What real progress has metaphysics made in Germany since the time of Leibniz and Wolff?
337
Editors introduction
339
Translators note
348
What real progress has metaphysics made in Germany since the time of Leibniz and Wolff?
349
Table of Contents
351

Main Transcendental Question First Part How is pure mathematics possible?
77
Main Transcendental Question Second Part How is pure natural science possible?
89
Main Transcendental Question Third Part How is metaphysics in general possible?
119
Solution to the General Question of the Prolegomena How is metaphysics possible as science?
154
Metaphysical foundations of natural science
171
Translators introduction
173
Metaphysical foundations of natural science
181
Contents
182
Preface
183
First Chapter Metaphysical foundations of phoronomy
194
Second Chapter Metaphysical foundations of dynamics
209
Third Chapter Metaphysical foundations of mechanics
245
Fourth Chapter Metaphysical foundations of phenomenology
260
On a discovery whereby any new critique of pure reason is to be made superfluous by an older one
271
Translators introduction
273
Preface
353
Treatise
358
Resolution of the Problem Posed by the Academy
385
Appendices
398
Jottings for the Progress of Metaphysics
413
On a recently prominent tone of superiority in philosophy
425
Translators introduction
427
On a recently prominent tone of superiority in philosophy
429
Settlement of a mathematical dispute founded on misunderstanding
447
Proclamation of the imminent conclusion of a treaty of perpetual peace in philosophy
451
Editorial notes
461
Glossary
500
Index of names
519
Index of subjects
522
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