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Published by University Press in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804,
  • Metaphysics

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Edition Notes

StatementW. H. Walsh.
LC ClassificationsB2779 .W32
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 265 p. ;
Number of Pages265
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5256888M
ISBN 100852242832
LC Control Number75330253

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In Kant's Modal Metaphysics Nicholas Stang examines Kant's lifelong engagement with these questions and their role in his philosophical development. This is the first book to trace Kant's theory of possibility all the way from the so-called 'pre-Critical' writings of the s and s to the Critical system of philosophy inaugurated by the Cited by: Criticism of Kant breaks with the in-itself outside, the existence of objects in themselves. With the foundation of transcendental logic, metaphysics is the science of pure understanding and rational cognition of objects a priori. Kant doesn't have a direct criticism of Aristotelian ethics, or at least not one prominent in his works. He has a competing view on the relationship between someone's stable dispositions of character and right action (given fullest development in The Metaphysics of Morals, in the half of that book called 'The Doctrine of Virtue'), but Aristotle isn't really a direct interlocutor in that. Kant's Criticism of Metaphysics by W. H. Walsh, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

The best books on Immanuel Kant recommended by Adrian Moore. Immanuel Kant was born in Königsberg, lived in Königsberg, and never travelled very far from Königsberg—but his mind ranged across vast territories, says Oxford philosophy professor, Adrian selects five key texts for coming to grips with the work of "the greatest philosopher of all time.". Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (German: Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten; ; also known as the Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, Grounding of the Metaphysics of Morals and the Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals) is the first of Immanuel Kant's mature works on moral philosophy and remains one of the most influential in the field. The critique of pure reason opens a third way for metaphysics, half way between rationalism that claims to know everything, and empiricism that defies reason to be able to find anything out of the experience: this path is that of criticism (or transcendental philosophy), which . Walsh discusses the Kantian notion of moral belief and its bearing on the possibility of metaphysics, and considers the question of how on Kant's own terms the Kantian philosophy is itself possible. This classic text is now available to a new generation of philosophy students and academics.

Kant redefines the role of metaphysics as a critique of pure reason. That is, the role of reason is to understand itself, to explore the powers and the limits of reason. We are incapable of knowing anything certain about things-in-themselves, but we can develop a clearer sense of what and how we can know by examining intensively the various.   Immanuel Kant () is generally considered to be one of the most profound and original philosophers who ever lived. He is equally well known for his metaphysics–the subject of his "Critique of Pure Reason"—and for the moral philosophy set out in his "Groundwork to the Metaphysics of Morals" and "Critique of Practical Reason" (although "Groundwork" is the far easier of the two to Author: Emrys Westacott.   This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Kant's main change in the second edition of the Critique of Pure Reason was an attempted refutation of this British idealism (B ). He thought he had a proof of the existence of the external world. Kant thought it a scandal in philosophy that we must accept the existence of material things outside ourselves merely as a belief, with no proof. The only thing which might be called an addition.