Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason': An Introduction (Cambridge Introductions to Key Philosophical Texts)

Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason': An Introduction (Cambridge Introductions to Key Philosophical Texts)

By: Jill Vance Buroker (author)Paperback

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In this introductory textbook to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Jill Vance Buroker explains the role of this first Critique in Kant's Critical project and offers a line-by-line reading of the major arguments in the text. She situates Kant's views in relation both to his predecessors and to contemporary debates, explaining his Critical philosophy as a response to the failure of rationalism and the challenge of skepticism. Paying special attention to Kant's notoriously difficult vocabulary, she explains the strengths and weaknesses of his arguments, while leaving the final assessment up to the reader. Intended to be read alongside the Critique (also published by Cambridge University Press as part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant in Translation), this guide is accessible to readers with little background in the history of philosophy, but should also be a valuable resource for more advanced students.

About Author

Jill Vance Buroker is Professor of Philosophy at California State University. Her publications include Antoine Arnauld and Pierre Nicole: Logic or the Art of Thinking (1996).


1. Introduction to the critical project; 2. The prefaces and the introduction; 3. The transcendental aesthetic; 4. The metaphysical deduction; 5. The transcendental deduction; 6. The schematism and the analytic of principles I; 7. The analytic of principles II; 8. Transcendental illusion I: rational psychology; 9. Transcendental illusion II: rational cosmology; 10. Transcendental illusion III: rational theology; 11. Reason and the critical philosophy; Conclusion: Kant's transcendental idealism.

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  • ISBN13: 9780521618250
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 338
  • ID: 9780521618250
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 0521618258

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