Accessing Kant: A relaxed introduction to the Critique of Pure Reason

Paperback | November 14, 2005

byJay F. Rosenberg

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Jay Rosenberg introduces Immanuel Kant's masterwork, the Critique of Pure Reason, from a 'relaxed' problem-oriented perspective which treats Kant as an especially insightful practising philosopher, from whom we still have much to learn, intelligently and creatively responding to significantquestions that transcend his work's historical setting. Rosenberg's main project is to command a clear view of how Kant understands various perennial problems, how he attempts to resolve them, and to what extent he succeeds. The constructive portions of the First Critique - the Aesthetic andAnalytic - are explored in detail; the Paralogisms and Antinomies more briefly. At the same time the book is an introduction to the challenges of reading the text of Kant's work and, to that end, selectively adopts a more rigorous historical and exegetical stance. Accessing Kant will be aninvaluable resource for advanced students and for any scholar seeking Rosenberg's own distinctive insights into Kant's work.

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Jay Rosenberg introduces Immanuel Kant's masterwork, the Critique of Pure Reason, from a 'relaxed' problem-oriented perspective which treats Kant as an especially insightful practising philosopher, from whom we still have much to learn, intelligently and creatively responding to significantquestions that transcend his work's historical...

Jay F. Rosenberg is at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.73 inPublished:November 14, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: Two ways to encounter Kant1. Intelligibility: From Direct Platonism to Concept Empiricism2. Epistemic Legitimacy: Experiential Unity, First Principles, and Strategy K3. The World from a Point of View: Space and Time4. Concepts and Categories: Transcendental Logic and the Metaphysical Deduction5. Perceptual Synthesis: From Sensations to Objects6. Schemata and Principles: From Pure Concepts to Objects7. Synchronic Manifolds: The Axioms and Anticipations8. Diachronic Manifolds: The Analogies of Experience9. Duration and Persistence: Substance in the Analogies10. Succession and Simultaneity: Causation in the Analogies11. The World as Actual: The Postulates and the Refutation of Idealism12. The Thinking Self as an Idea of Reason: The Paralogisms13. Reason in Conflict with Itself: A Brief Look at the AntinomiesEpilogue: The Rest of the First Critique