This engaging and instructive analysis of the first half of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason continues to be valuable to both practiced Kant scholars and newcomers. Jonathan Bennett examines the arguments and themes of Kant's work in relation to those of the works of philosophers old and new, including Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, Wittgenstein, Ryle, Ayler, Quine, Warnock, and others. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, and including a specially commissioned preface written by James Van Cleve, illuminating its continuing importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, this influential work is available for a new generation of readers.
Jonathan Bennett is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University. He has published extensively on early modern philosophy, ethics, metaphysics and the philosophy of language.
Frontispiece Saul Steinberg; Preface to this edition James Van Cleve; Analytical table of contents; Part I. Aesthetic: 1. Synthetic a priori judgements; 2. The outer-sense theory; 3. Space and objects; 4. The inner-sense theory; 5. Intuitions of space and time; Part II. Analytic of Concepts: 6. The metaphysical deduction; 7. The categories considered; 8. Transcendental deduction: the main thread; 9. Transcendental deduction: further aspects; Part III. Analytic of Principles: 10. Schematism; 11. Causal necessity; 12. The axioms, anticipations, and postulates; 13. The first analogy; 14. The refutation of idealism; 15. The second analogy; Notes; Index.