The Cambridge Companion to Kant

Author: Paul Guyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521367689
Release Date: 1992-01-31
Genre: Philosophy

This 1992 volume is a systematic and comprehensive account of the full range of Kant's writings for the student and advanced scholar alike.

The Cambridge Companion to Kant s Critique of Pure Reason

Author: Paul Guyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139828314
Release Date: 2010-06-14
Genre: Philosophy

Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, first published in 1781, is one of the landmarks of Western philosophy, a radical departure from everything that went before and an inescapable influence on all philosophy since its publication. This Companion is the first collective commentary on this work in English. The seventeen chapters have been written by an international team of scholars, including some of the best-known figures in the field as well as emerging younger talents. The first two chapters situate Kant's project against the background of continental rationalism and British empiricism, the dominant schools of early modern philosophy. Eleven chapters then expound and assess all the main arguments of the Critique. Finally, four chapters recount the enormous influence of the Critique on subsequent philosophical movements, including German Idealism and Neo-Kantianism, twentieth-century continental philosophy, and twentieth-century Anglo-American analytic philosophy. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography.

The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism

Author: Karl Ameriks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107147843
Release Date: 2017-08-31
Genre: Philosophy

This updated edition offers a comprehensive, penetrating, and informative guide to what is regarded as the classical period of German philosophy. Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Schelling are all discussed in detail, along with contemporaries such as Hlderlin, Novalis, and Schopenhauer, whose influence was considerable but whose work is less well known in the English-speaking world. Leading scholars trace and explore the unifying themes of German Idealism and discuss its relationship to Romanticism, the Enlightenment, and the culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe. This second edition offers an updated bibliography and includes three entirely new chapters, which address aesthetic reflection and human nature, the chemical revolution after Kant, and organism and system in German Idealism. The result is an illuminating overview of a rich and complex philosophical movement, and will appeal to a wide range of interested readers in philosophy, literature, theology, German studies, and the history of ideas.

The Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer

Author: Christopher Janaway
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521629241
Release Date: 1999-10-13
Genre: Philosophy

A collection of specially-commissioned essays analysing Schopenhauer's philosophy.

The Cambridge Companion to Hegel

Author: Frederick C Beiser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521387116
Release Date: 1993-01-29
Genre: Philosophy

This volume considers all the major aspects of Hegel's work: epistemology, logic, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of history, and philosophy of religion.

The Cambridge Companion to Foucault

Author: Gary Gutting
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521408873
Release Date: 1994-02-25
Genre: Philosophy

This volume presents a systematic and comprehensive overview of Foucault's major themes and texts, from his early work on madness through his history of sexuality, and relates his work to significant contemporary movements such as critical theory and feminism. The volume includes the first English translation of George Canguilhem's much cited essay on The Order of Things, and a pseudonymous dictionary entry on Foucault that was probably written by Foucault himself shortly before his death.

The Cambridge Companion to Rawls

Author: Samuel Freeman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521657067
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

John Rawls is the most influential philosopher and moral philosopher of the twentieth century.

The Cambridge Companion to Critical Theory

Author: Fred Rush
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521016894
Release Date: 2004-08-26
Genre: Literary Criticism

An illuminating and authoritative guide to Critical Theory by an international team of distinguished contributors.

The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy

Author: Miranda Fricker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052162469X
Release Date: 2000-01-27
Genre: Philosophy

The thirteen specially-commissioned essays in this volume are designed to provide an accessible and stimulating guide through an area of philosophical thought and literature that has seen massive expansion in recent years. They encompass all the core subject areas commonly taught in anglophone undergraduate and graduate philosophy courses, offering both an overview of and a contribution to the relevant debates. This volume will be essential reading for any student or teacher of philosophy who is curious about the place of feminism in their subject.

The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger

Author: Charles Guignon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521385970
Release Date: 1993-02-26
Genre: Philosophy

Martin Heidegger is now widely recognized alongside Wittgenstein as one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. He redefined the central task of philosophy as the investigation of the nature of being, and has exerted a profound impact on literary theory, theology, psychotherapy, political theory, aesthetics, environmental studies, as well as mainstream philosophy. His thought has contributed to the recent turn to hermeneutics in philosophy and the social sciences, and to current post-modern and post-structuralist developments. The disclosing of his deep involvement in the ideology of Nazism has provoked much debate about the relation of philosophy to politics. This volume contains both overviews of Heidegger's life and works and analysis of his most important work, Being and Time. In addition there are discussions of Heidegger's thought in relation to mysticism, traditional theology, ecology, psychotherapy, and the philosophy of language. The volume also contains the first in-depth study of what has been called Heidegger's second greatest work, the Beitrage zur Philosophie.

The Cambridge Companion to William James

Author: Ruth Anna Putnam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521459060
Release Date: 1997-04-13
Genre: Philosophy

The most convenient and accessible guide to James currently available.

The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze

Author: Daniel W. Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107002616
Release Date: 2012-09-27
Genre: History

Gilles Deleuze (1925–95) was an influential and provocative twentieth-century thinker who developed and presented an alternative to the image of thought found in traditional philosophy. This volume offers an extensive survey of Deleuze's philosophy by some of his most influential interpreters. The essays give lucid accounts of the fundamental themes of his metaphysical work and its ethical and political implications. They clearly situate his thinking within the philosophical tradition, with detailed studies of his engagements with phenomenology, post-Kantianism and the sciences, and also his interventions in the arts. As well as offering new research on established areas of Deleuze scholarship, several essays address key themes that have not previously been given the attention they deserve in the English-speaking world.

The Cambridge Companion to Levinas

Author: Simon Critchley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521665655
Release Date: 2002-07-25
Genre: Literary Collections

A convenient and accessible guide to Levinas which emphasises the interdisciplinary significance of his work.

The Cambridge Companion to Carnap

Author: Richard Creath
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521840156
Release Date: 2007-12-20
Genre: Philosophy

This book explores the major themes of Carnap's philosophy and discusses his relationship with the Vienna Circle.