Inspirations from Kant: Essays

Hardcover | July 8, 2011

byLeslie Stevenson

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These essays on Kant's theoretical philosophy, besides deriving inspiration from him, bring insights from contemporary analytical philosophy to bear in interpreting some of his most deep and difficult themes. The topics covered include representation and reality, appearances and things inthemselves, the given and synthesis, transcendental idealism, the limits of scientific explanation, knowledge, belief and faith, freedom of judgment, different levels of operation within the mind, and determinism and free will. Though written separately (and in some cases already published), the essays bear close relations with each other, and these inter-relations have been emphasized and signposted in preparing revised versions for this book. This collection of essays features a variety of concrete examples (and occasional humor) to illustrate and illuminate the very abstract themes of Kant's philosophy. It is designed to be readable with enjoyment and profit by those who do not count themselves as Kant scholars.

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These essays on Kant's theoretical philosophy, besides deriving inspiration from him, bring insights from contemporary analytical philosophy to bear in interpreting some of his most deep and difficult themes. The topics covered include representation and reality, appearances and things inthemselves, the given and synthesis, transcenden...

Leslie Stevenson is Professor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews, Scotland. Author of Ten Theories of Human Nature and editor of The Study of Human Nature.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 6.61 × 9.49 × 0.91 inPublished:July 8, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199778221

ISBN - 13:9780199778225

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