Essays on Kant by Henry E. AllisonEssays on Kant by Henry E. Allison

Essays on Kant

byHenry E. Allison

Paperback | July 5, 2012

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This volume comprises seventeen essays by Henry E. Allison, one of the world's leading Kant scholars. They cover virtually the full spectrum of Allison's work on Kant, ranging from his epistemology, metaphysics, and moral theory to his views on teleology, political philosophy, the philosophyof history, and the philosophy of religion. But most of the essays revolve around three basic themes: the nature of transcendental idealism and its relation to other aspects of Kant's thought; freedom of the will; and the concept of the purposiveness of nature. The first two themes have been prominent in Allison's work on Kant since its inception. The essays on the third theme constitute a major new contribution to the understanding of Kant's 'critical' philosophy; their primary concern is to demonstrate the central place of the third Critique in Kant'sthought. Among the notable features of Allison's essays is the presence of a significant comparative dimension, which places Kant's views in their historical context and explores their contemporary relevance. To this end, these views are contrasted with those of his major predecessors and immediatesuccessors, as well as philosophers of the present day.
Henry E. Allison is Emeritus Professor of the University of California, Davis. He is the author of many books, including Custom and Reason in Hume (OUP, 2008), and over seventy-five scholarly articles and reviews.
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Title:Essays on KantFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart One1. Commentary on Section Nine of the Antinomy of Pure Reason2. Where Have all the Categories Gone? Reflections on Longuenesse`s Reading of Kant`s Transcendental DeductionAddendum to Essay Two: A Response to a Response: to "Where Have all the Categories Gone?"3. Kant and the Two Dogmas of Rationalism4. Transcendental Realism, Empirical Realism and Transcendental IdealismPart Two5. "We Can Act Only Under the Idea of Freedom"6. The very idea of a Propensity to Evil7. Kant`s Practical Justification of Freedom8. The Singleness of the Categorical Imperative9. Kant on Freedom of the WillPart Three10. Is the Critique of Judgment 'Post-Critical?'11. The Critique of Judgment as a 'True Apology' for Leibniz'12. Reflective Judgement and the Application of Logic to Nature: Kant`s Deduction of the Principle of Purposiveness as an Answer to Hume13. Kant`s Antinomy of Teleological JudgmentPart Four14. The Gulf between Nature and Freedom and Nature`s Guarantee of Perpetual Peace15. Kant`s Conception of Aufklarung16. Teleology and History in Kant: The Critical Foundations of Kant`s Philosophy of History17. Reason, Revelation, and History in Lessing and Kant