Kant: Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime and Other Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
By: Patrick R. Frierson (contributor), Paul Guyer (editor_and_translator), Patrick R. Frierson (editor_and_translator)Paperback
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This volume collects Kant's most important ethical and anthropological writings from the 1760s, before he developed his critical philosophy. The materials presented here range from the Observations, one of Kant's most elegantly written and immediately popular texts, to the accompanying Remarks which Kant wrote in his personal copy of the Observations and which are translated here in their entirety for the first time. This edition also includes little-known essays as well as personal notes and fragments that reveal the emergence of Kant's complex philosophical ideas. Those familiar with Kant's later works will discover a Kant interested in the 'beauty' as well as the 'dignity' of humanity, in human diversity as well as the universality of morals, and in practical concerns rather than abstract philosophizing. Readers will be able to see Kant's development from the Observations through the Remarks towards the moral philosophy that eventually made him famous.
Patrick Frierson is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Garrett Fellow in the Humanities at Whiteman College, WA. He is the author of Freedom and Anthropology in Kant's Moral Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2003). He has also published various articles on Kant and Kant's anthropology, on Adam Smith and on environmental ethics. Paul Guyer is Professor of Philosophy and Florence R. C. Murray Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of nine books on Kant, including Knowledge, Reason, and Taste: Kant's Response to Hume (2008), and Values of Beauty (Cambridge University Press, 2005). He has edited numerous volumes on Kant, and is general co-editor, with Allen Wood, of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant.
Introduction; Chronology; Further reading; Note on the texts; Thoughts on the Occasion of Mr Johann Friedrich von Funk's Untimely Death (1760); Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime (1764); Remarks in Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime (1764-5); Essay on the Maladies of the Head (1764); Inquiry concerning the distinctness of the principles of natural theology and morality (1764); M. Immanuel Kant's announcement of the programme of his lectures for the winter semester, 1765-6 (1765); Herder's Notes from Kant's Lectures on Ethics (1762-4); Selected notes and fragments from the 1760s; Index.
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