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A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxiv
  2. Norman Kemp Smith
    Pages 79-542
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 543-651

About this book


Of all the major philosophical works, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most rewarding, yet one of the most difficult. Norman Kemp Smith's Commentary elucidates not only textural questions and minor issues, but also the central problems which arise, he contends, from the conflicting tendencies of Kant's own thinking. Kemp Smith's Commentary continues to be in demand with Kant Scholars, and it is being reissued here with a new introduction by Sebastian Gardner to set it in its contemporary context.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

About the authors

NORMAN KEMP SMITH was born in Dundee in 1872 and died in Edinburgh in 1958. Between 1919 and 1945 he was Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh. Among his books are New Studies in the Philosophy of Descartes, The Credibility of Divine Existence and his translation of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.

SEBASTIAN GARDNER is lecturer in Philosophy at UCL. He is the Reviews Editor of the European Journal of Philosophy and the author of Fichte, Schelling and Early German Idealism, Kant and the 'Critique of Pure Reason' and Irrationality and the Philosophy of Psychoanalysis.

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'It is a classic translation: easier to read than its competitors and less cluttered with superfluous notes. An ideal translation for teaching undergraduates.' - Dr Gary Banham, Manchester Metropolitan University