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Body and Practice in Kant


Part of the Studies in German Idealism book series (SIGI, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Helge Svare
    Pages 1-9
  3. Helge Svare
    Pages 11-60
  4. Helge Svare
    Pages 61-79
  5. Helge Svare
    Pages 79-127
  6. Helge Svare
    Pages 129-154
  7. Helge Svare
    Pages 177-212
  8. Helge Svare
    Pages 177-212
  9. Helge Svare
    Pages 245-266
  10. Helge Svare
    Pages 267-275
  11. Helge Svare
    Pages 267-275
  12. Helge Svare
    Pages 277-287
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 307-328

About this book


Kant is generally conceived to have offered little attention to the fact that we experience the world in and through our bodies. This book argues that this standard image of the great German philosopher is radically wrong. Not only does Kant - throughout his career and in works published before and after the Critique of pure reason - reflect constantly upon the fact that human life is embodied, but the Critique of pure reason itself may be read as a critical reflection aimed at exploring some significant philosophical implications of this fact. Bringing this aspect of Kant's philosophy into focus is important, not only because it sheds new light on our understanding of Kant's work, but also because it is relevant to contemporary discussions in philosophy about embodiment, learning and practice. By taking his philosophy of embodiment into account, the author makes Kant stand out as a true contemporary in new and unexpected ways.


Anthropology Body Immanuel Kant Jean-Jacques Rousseau Kant Philosophy of Mind Practice Rousseau Seele epistemology idea imagination logic mind subject

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.fra Universitetet i OsloOsloNorway

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