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The Continuum Companion to Kant

The Continuum Companion to Kant


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Immanuel Kant is widely considered to be the most important and influential thinker of modern Europe and the late Enlightenment. His philosophy is extraordinarily wide-ranging and his influence has been pervasive throughout eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century thought, in particular in the work of the German Idealists, and also in both Analytic and Continental philosophy today.

This comprehensive and accessible companion to Kant's historical and philosophical context, philosophical concerns, major works and enduring influence features more than 100 specially commissioned entries, written by a team of experts in the field, covering every aspect of his philosophy. The Companion presents a comprehensive overview of the historical and philosophical context in which Kant wrote and the various features, themes and topics apparent in his thought. It also includes extensive synopses of all his major published works and a survey of the key lines of reception and influence. It concludes with a thoroughly comprehensive bibliography of English language secondary literature. This is an essential reference tool for anyone working in the field of eighteenth-century German philosophy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441112576
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/19/2012
Series: Bloomsbury Companions
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Gary Banham is the Managing Editor of Kant Studies Online, an electronic jourbanal, and an independent philosopher. He is the author of Kant's Transcendental Imagination (2006), Kant's Practical Philosophy (2003) and Kant and the Ends of Aesthetics (2000).

Dennis Schulting
was Assistant Professor of Metaphysics and the History of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam from 2006 to 2011. He is the author of Kant's Deduction and Apperception (2012) and editor of Kant's Idealism (2011).

Nigel Hems
is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors \ Preface \ Abbreviations of Kant's Works \ Introduction \ Part I: Key Writings \ 1. Key Works \ The Only Possible Argument in Support of a Demonstration of the Existence of God \ The ‘Inaugural Dissertation' \ Critique of Pure Reason \ Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics That Will Be Able to Come Forward as Science \ Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals \ Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science \ Critique of Practical Reason \ Critique of Judgment \ Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason \ Toward Perpetual Peace \ Metaphysics of Morals \ Part II: Kant's Contexts \ 2. Philosophical and Historical Context \ Academy prize essay \ Aristotelianism \ J. A. Eberhard \ Empiricism \ Frederick the Great \ French Revolution \ Garve-Feder review \ Francis Hutcheson \ Königsberg \ J. H. Lambert \ Moses Mendelssohn \ Physical influx \ Pietism \ Prussia \ Adam Smith \ Spinoza \ 3. Sources and Influences \ Aristotle \ Francis Bacon \ A. Baumgarten \ Cicero \ C. A. Crusius \ Descartes \ Epicurus and Epicureanism \ Leonhard Euler \ Marcus Herz \ Hume \ Leibniz \ Locke \ G. F. Meier \ Newton \ Plato \ Rousseau \ Swedenborg \ J. N. Tetens \ Wolff \ Part III: Key Themes and Topics \ Part IV: Reception and Influence Part V: Bibliography \ 6. Kant Bibliography \ Notes \ Index

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