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Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: An Orientation to the Central Theme

ISBN: 978-1-4051-2040-1
156 pages
June 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
Kant
This fresh orientation to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason presents his central theme, the development of his Transcendental Idealism, as a ground-breaking response to perceived weaknesses in his predecessors' accounts of experiential knowledge.
  • Traces the central theme of the Critique, the development of Kant's Transcendental Idealism.
  • Offers new and original readings of the central arguments in both the Transcendental Aesthetic and the Transcendental Analytic.
  • Appraises the success and failure of Kant's project in the Critique.
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    Historical Prelude.

    Sensibility, Space and Time.

    Experience and Judgment: The Metaphysical Deduction.

    Understanding, Objectivity and Self-Consciousness: The Transcendental Deduction.

    The Principles of Pure Understanding.

    Cognitive Rewards: The Refutation of Idealism, the Self and Others.

    Appreciation.

    A Caveat by way of Afterword.

    Notes.

    A Very Short Bibliography.

    Index
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    Anthony Savile is Professor of Philosophy at King's College, University of London and also teaches at Charles University, Prague. His previous books include The Test of Time (1982) and Leibniz's Monadology (2000).
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    • A critical orientation to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.
    • Traces the central theme of the Critique, the development of Kant's Transcendental Idealism.
    • Presents Kant's views in the Critique as a response to perceived weakness in his predecessors' theories.
    • Offers new and original readings of the central arguments in both the Transcendental Aesthetic and the Transcendental Analytic.
    • Appraises the success and failure of Kant's project in the Critique.
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    "Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is the watershed of modern philosophy. Anthony Savile's approach to the central argument of this great work is as brilliant as it is concise. It makes Kant truly accessible to the student and general reader while offering much food for thought for the seasoned professional." Paul D Guyer, Professor of Philosophy & Florence R.C. Murray Professor, University of Pennsylvania <!--end-->

    "Anthony Savile's account of the Aesthetic and Analytic, elegantly written with a light touch, is a valuable addition to the literature on the Critique of Pure Reason. It provides a careful, sympathetic, and concise interpretation of transcendental idealism which students at all levels will find both instructive and enjoyable to read." Graham Bird, Manchester University

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