DescriptionThis Companion provides an authoritative survey of the whole range of Kant’s work, giving readers an idea of its immense scope, its extraordinary achievement, and its continuing ability to generate philosophical interest.
- Written by an international cast of scholars
- Covers all the major works of the critical philosophy, as well as the pre-critical works
- Subjects covered range from mathematics and philosophy of science, through epistemology and metaphysics, to moral and political philosophy
Notes on Contributors viii
References to Kant’s Works xiii
General Introduction 1
1 Kant’s Life and Works 10
Allen W. Wood
Part I: Pre-Critical Issues 31
2 Kant’s Early Dynamics 33
3 Kant’s Early Cosmology 47
4 Kant’s Laboratory of Ideas in the 1770s 63
5 Kant’s Debt to Leibniz 79
6 Kant’s Debt to the British Empiricists 93
Part II: Critique of Pure Reason 109
7 Kant’s Transcendental Idealism 111
Henry E. Allison
8 Kant’s Analytic Apparatus 125
9 Kant’s Transcendental Aesthetic 140
10 Kant’s Metaphysical and Transcendental Deductions 154
11 The Second Analogy 169
12 Kant’s Refutation of Problematic Idealism: Kantian Arguments and Kant’s Arguments against Skepticism 182
13 The Logic of Illusion and the Antinomies 192
14 The Critique of Rational Psychology 207
15 Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics 222
16 Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science 236
Part III: The Moral Philosophy: Pure and Applied 249
17 The Primacy of Practical Reason 259
18 Kant’s Critical Account of Freedom 275
19 Kant’s Formulations of the Moral Law 291
Allen W. Wood
20 Deriving the Formula of Universal Law 308
Samuel J. Kerstein
21 Moral Motivation in Kant 322
22 Moral Paragons and the Metaphysics of Morals 335
23 Applying Kant’s Ethics: The Role of Anthropology 350
Robert B. Louden
24 Liberty, Equality, and Independence: Core Concepts in Kant’s Political Philosophy 364
25 Reason and Nature: Kant’s Teleological Argument in Perpetual Peace 383
Part IV: The Critique of the Power of Judgment 397
26 The Demands of Systematicity: Rational Judgment and the Structure of Nature 408
27 Bridging the Gulf: Kant’s Project in the Third Critique 423
28 Kant’s Aesthetic Theory 441
29 Kant’s Biological Teleology and its Philosophical Significance 455
Part V: Kant’s Influence 471
30 Hegel’s Critique of Kant: An Overview 473
31 The Neglected Alternative: Trendelenburg, Fischer, and Kant 486
32 Phenomenological Interpretations of Kant in Husserl and Heidegger 500
33 Conceptual Connections: Kant and the Twentieth-Century Analytic Tradition 513
“This collection is what one hopes for in a ‘companion’ volume. It contains 33 essays by prominent scholars, all of whom have made substantial contributions to Kant studies. Given the essays’ brevity…they manage to achieve surprising depth, and they will help any advanced student to get oriented in Kant’s thought.” (Choice)
- An authoritative survey of the whole range of Kant’s work.
- Gives readers an idea of the immense scope of Kant’s work and its extraordinary achievement.
- Written by an international cast of scholars.
- Covers all the major works of the critical philosophy, as well as the pre-critical works.
- Subjects covered range from mathematics and philosophy of science, through epistemology and metaphysics, to moral and political philosophy.
- Examines Kant’s continuing ability to generate philosophical interest.