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Knowledge, Morals and Practice in Kant’s Anthropology

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Develops and expands upon recent trends in scholarship on Kant’s anthropology

  • Highlights an alternative, yet complementary understanding of Kantian anthropology through his transcendental philosophy

  • Brings marginalised topics such as somatology and mental illness into the mainstream analysis of Kant's anthropology

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    • Gualtiero Lorini, Robert B. Louden
    Pages 1-8
  3. Sources and Influences in Kant’s Definition of the Knowledge Concerning the Human Being

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Anthropology—A Legacy from Wolff to Kant?

      • Jean-François Goubet
      Pages 29-42
  4. The Peculiarities of Anthropological Knowledge in Kant: Metaphysics, Morals, Psychology, Politics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-99
    2. The Moral Dimensions of Kant’s Anthropology

      • Robert B. Louden
      Pages 101-116
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 163-171

About this book

This volume sheds new light on Immanuel Kant’s conception of anthropology. Neither a careful and widespread search of the sources nor a merely theoretical speculation about Kant’s critical path can fully reveal the necessarily wider horizon of his anthropology. This only comes to light by overcoming all traditional schemes within Kantian studies, and consequently reconsidering the traditional divisions within Kant’s thought. The goal of this book is to highlight an alternative, yet complementary path followed by Kantian anthropology with regard to transcendental philosophy. The present volume intends to develop this path in order to demonstrate how irreducible it is in what concerns some crucial claims of Kant’s philosophy, such as the critical defense of the unity of reason, the search for a new method in metaphysics and the moral outcome of Kant’s thought.

Keywords

  • Immanuel Kant
  • transcendental philosophy
  • anthropology
  • psychology
  • morality

Editors and Affiliations

  • Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Gualtiero Lorini

  • University of Southern Maine, Portland, USA

    Robert B. Louden

About the editors

Gualtiero Lorini is Lecturer in Philosophy at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. He is a member of the Kant-Gesellschaft and the North American Kant Society, and the author of the volume Fonti e lessico dell’ontologia kantiana. I corsi di metafisica (1762-1795) (Pisa: 2017). His research interests include German idealism, philosophical anthropology in 18th-Century Germany, and the interactions between Neo-Kantianism and Phenomenology.

Robert B. Louden is Distinguished Professor and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Maine, USA. A former president of the North American Kant Society (NAKS), Louden is also co-editor and translator of two volumes in The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant. He co-edited his most recent book, Why Be Moral? (2015) with Beatrix Himmelmann and has published numerous books on Kant.

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Hardcover Book USD 119.99
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