Practical Philosophy

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521654084
Release Date: 1999-06-13
Genre: Philosophy

This is the first English translation of all of Kant's writings on moral and political philosophy collected in a single volume. No other collection competes with the comprehensiveness of this one. The translation of the Metaphysics of Morals by Mary Gregor appears in a new edition to conform to the guidelines of the Cambridge Edition and to reflect some widely accepted textual emendations adopted in a recent German edition of that work. The volume has been furnished with a substantial editorial apparatus including translator's introductions an explanatory notes to each text by Mary Gregor, and a general introduction to Kant's moral and political philosophy by Allen Wood.

Theoretical Philosophy 1755 1770

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521531705
Release Date: 2003-06-02
Genre: Philosophy

First volume of the first comprehensive edition of the works of Kant in English translation.

Religion and Rational Theology

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521799988
Release Date: 2001-03-19
Genre: Philosophy

This volume collects all of Kant's writings on religion and rational theology.

Lectures on Metaphysics

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521000769
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Genre: Philosophy

This volume contains the first translation into English of notes from Kant's lectures on metaphysics.

Lectures on Logic

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521546915
Release Date: 2004-09-13
Genre: Philosophy

This volume includes three previously untranslated transcripts of Kant's logic lectures.

Kant Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521599644
Release Date: 1998-11-26
Genre: Philosophy

Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a key element of the system of philosophy which Kant introduced with his Critique of Pure Reason, and a work of major importance in the history of Western religious thought. It represents a great philosopher's attempt to spell out the form and content of a type of religion that would be grounded in moral reason and would meet the needs of ethical life. It includes sharply critical and boldly constructive discussions on topics not often treated by philosophers, including such traditional theological concepts as original sin and the salvation or 'justification' of a sinner, and the idea of the proper role of a church. This volume presents it and three short essays that illuminate it in new translations by Allen Wood and George di Giovanni, with an introduction by Robert Merrihew Adams that locates it in its historical and philosophical context.

Lectures on Ethics

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521788048
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Philosophy

Lecture notes taken by Kant's students of his university courses in ethics.

Theoretical Philosophy after 1781

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139433091
Release Date: 2002-05-20
Genre: Philosophy

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.

Kant s Ethical Thought

Author: Allen W. Wood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521640563
Release Date: 1999-08-28
Genre: History

This is a major new study of Kant's ethics that will transform the way students and scholars approach the subject in future. Allen Wood argues that Kant's ethical vision is grounded in the idea of the dignity of the rational nature of every human being. Undergoing both natural competitiveness and social antagonism the human species, according to Kant, develops the rational capacity to struggle against its impulses towards a human community in which the ends of all are to harmonize and coincide. The distinctive features of the book are twofold. First, it focuses for the first time on the central role played in Kant's ethical theory by the value of rational nature as an end itself. Second, it shows the importance of Kant's systematic theory of human nature and history, and its implications for the structure, formulation, and application of Kant's moral principles. This comprehensive study will be of critical importance to students of moral philosophy, the history of ideas, political theory, and religious studies.

Immanuel Kant

Author: Otfried Höffe
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791420949
Release Date: 1994-09-08
Genre: Philosophy

A general introduction to the thought of the 18th-century German philosopher, explaining his contribution and influence in ethics, politics, law, history, religion, and art. First published in German in 1992. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Kant

Author: Paul Guyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135015633
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Philosophy

In this updated edition of his outstanding introduction to Kant, Paul Guyer uses Kant’s central conception of autonomy as the key to his thought. Beginning with a helpful overview of Kant’s life and times, Guyer introduces Kant’s metaphysics and epistemology, carefully explaining his arguments about the nature of space, time and experience in his most influential but difficult work, The Critique of Pure Reason. He offers an explanation and critique of Kant’s famous theory of transcendental idealism and shows how much of Kant’s philosophy is independent of this controversial doctrine. He then examines Kant’s moral philosophy, his celebrated ‘categorical imperative’ and his theories of duty, freedom of will and political rights. This section of the work has been substantially revised to clarify the relation between Kant’s conceptions of "internal" and "external" freedom. In his treatments of Kant’s aesthetics and teleology, Guyer focuses on their relation to human freedom and happiness. Finally, he considers Kant’s view that the development of human autonomy is the only goal that we can conceive for both natural and human history. Including a chronology, glossary, chapter summaries and up-to-date further reading, Kant, second edition is an ideal introduction to this demanding yet pivotal figure in the history of philosophy, and essential reading for all students of philosophy.

Notes and Fragments

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139443151
Release Date: 2005-03-21
Genre: Philosophy

This 2005 volume provides an extensive translation of the notes and fragments that survived Kant's death in 1804. These include marginalia, lecture notes, and sketches and drafts for his published works. They are important as an indispensable resource for understanding Kant's intellectual development and published works, casting fresh light on Kant's conception of his own philosophical methods and his relations to his predecessors, as well as on central doctrines of his work such as the theory of space, time and categories, the refutations of scepticism and metaphysical dogmatism, the theory of the value of freedom and the possibility of free will, the conception of God, the theory of beauty, and much more.

Toward Perpetual Peace and Other Writings on Politics Peace and History

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300110707
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Philosophy

Immanuel Kant's views on politics, peace, and history have lost none of their relevance since their publication more than two centuries ago. This volume contains a comprehensive collection of Kant's writings on international relations theory and political philosophy, superbly translated and accompanied by stimulating essays. Pauline Kleingeld provides a lucid introduction to the main themes of the volume, and three essays by distinguished contributors follow: Jeremy Waldron on Kant's theory of the state; Michael W. Doyle on the implications of Kant's political theory for his theory of international relations; and Allen W. Wood on Kant's philosophical approach to history and its current relevance.

Kantian Ethics

Author: Allen W. Wood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139465885
Release Date: 2007-12-10
Genre: Philosophy

In this book, Allen Wood investigates Kant's conception of ethical theory, using it to develop a viable approach to the rights and moral duties of human beings. By remaining closer to Kant's own view of the aims of ethics, Wood's understanding of Kantian ethics differs from the received 'constructivist' interpretation, especially on such matters as the ground and function of ethical principles, the nature of ethical reasoning and autonomy as the ground of ethics. Wood does not hesitate to criticize and modify Kant's conclusions when they seem inconsistent with his basic principles or fail to make the best use of the resources Kantian principles make available. Of special interest are the book's treatment of such topics as freedom of the will, the state's role in securing economic justice, sexual morality, the justification of punishment, and the prohibition on lying.