Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

The Foundation of Modern Philosophy

  • Otfried Höffe

Part of the Studies in German Idealism book series (SIGI, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Full Critical Programme

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 19-36
    3. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 37-50
    4. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 51-68
    5. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 69-78
  3. Only Human Beings Pursue Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-81
    2. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 83-102
    3. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 103-114
    4. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 115-123
  4. A Transcendental Grammar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 127-145
    3. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 147-168
    4. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 169-178
    5. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 179-191
  5. Transcendental Laws of Nature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-194
    2. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 195-205
    3. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 207-222
    4. Otfried Höffe
      Pages 223-241

About this book

Introduction

Kant’s "Critique of Pure Reason" is so outstanding among modern philosophical works, that it can be termed "the" foundation of modern philosophy. Schopenhauer termed it "the most important book ever to have been written in Europe." Otfried Höffe guides the reader through the "Critique" one step at a time, expounding Kant’s thoughts, submitting them to an interpretation and drawing a summary conclusion, placing the work and its topics within the context of its modern successors. A "critical" interpretation of Kant’s text reveals that he had something to say on many discussions that are said to have originated after his death. Reducing his argumentation to its central tenets, it can be made stronger and applicable to current problems. Kant’s eventual concern, however, even when writing theoretical philosophy, lay with the practical. Elaborating this concern and its connection to Kant’s theoretical philosophy is a prime tenet of this book.

Keywords

Arthur Schopenhauer Immanuel Kant Schopenhauer interpret metaphysics philosophical works philosophy reason sensibility theory of science

Authors and affiliations

  • Otfried Höffe
    • 1
  1. 1.LS für PhilosophieUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2722-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2721-4
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2722-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-4764
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