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Theoretical Philosophy after 1781

Theoretical Philosophy after 1781

Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant

Paul Guyer, Allen W. Wood, Henry Allison, Gary Hatfield, Michael Friedman, Peter Heath
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  • Date Published: July 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521460972


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  • 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.

    • A kind of companion to Critique of Pure Reason, the most successful volume in the series
    • Only compilation of polemical writings in which Kant defended and amplified central doctrines of Critique of Pure Reason
    • Mandatory purchase for Kant scholars and for many graduate students working on Kant
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    Review of the hardback: 'The latest volume in the Cambridge edition of the works of Immanuel Kant is an extremely useful collection, which will no doubt find its way onto the shelves of all students of Kant, and many other philosophers.' British Journal for the History of Philosophy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521460972
    • length: 548 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General editors' preface Paul Guyer and Allen W. Wood
    General introduction Henry Allison
    1. Prolegomena to any future metaphysic that will be able to come forward as science (1783) Translated by Gary Hatfield
    2. Metaphysical foundations of natural science (1786) Translated by Michael Friedman
    3. On a discovery whereby any new critique of pure reason is to be made superfluous by an older one (1790) Translated by Henry Allison
    4. What real progress has metaphysics made in Germany since the time of Leibniz and Wolff? (1793/1804) Translated by Peter Heath
    5. On a recently prominent tone of superiority in philosophy (1796) Translated by Peter Heath
    6. Settlement of a mathematical dispute founded on misunderstanding (1796) Translated by Peter Heath
    7. Proclamation of the imminent conclusion of a treaty of perpetual peace in philosophy (1796) Translated by Peter Heath
    Editorial notes
    Index of names
    Index of subjects.

  • Author

    Immanuel Kant


    Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania

    Michael Friedman, Indiana University

    Editors and translators

    Henry Allison, Boston University

    Peter Heath, University of Virginia


    Paul Guyer, Allen W. Wood, Henry Allison, Gary Hatfield, Michael Friedman, Peter Heath

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