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Kant on the Human Standpoint

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Part of Modern European Philosophy

  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521112185

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  • Béatrice Longuenesse considers the three aspects of Kant's philosophy, his epistemology and metaphysics of nature, moral philosophy, and aesthetic theory, under one unifying standpoint: Kant's conception of our capacity to form judgments. She argues that the elements which make up our cognitive access to the world have an equally important role to play in our moral evaluations and our aesthetic judgments. Her book will appeal to all interested in Kant and his thought, ranging over Kant's account of our representations of space and time, his conception of the logical forms of judgments, sufficient reason, causality, community, God, freedom, morality, and beauty in nature and art.

    • Kant's pioneering contribution to the discipline of anthropology
    • A new translation
    • Volume includes introduction and guide to further reading
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...a significant contribution to the project of exploring Kant's holistic and anti-foundationalist epistemology on the basis of a detailed textual analysis, a timely project undoubtedly inspired by the pioneering views of Michael Friedman." --Aaron Fellbaum, University of Graz: Philosophy in Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521112185
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Discussions:
    1. Kant's categories and capacity to judge
    2. Synthetics, logical forms, and the objects of our ordinary experience
    3. Synthetics and givenness
    Part II. The Human Standpoint in Kant's Transcendental Analytic:
    4. Kant on a priori concepts: the metaphysical deduction of the categories
    5. Kant's deconstruction of the principle of sufficient reason
    6. Kant on causality: what was he trying to prove?
    7. Kant's standpoint on the whole: disjunctive judgement, community, and the Third Analogy of Experience
    Part III. The Human Standpoint in the Critical System:
    8. The transcendental ideal, and the unity of the critical system
    9. Moral judgement as a judgement of reason
    10. Kant's leading thread in the analytic of the beautiful.

  • Author

    Béatrice Longuenesse, Princeton University, New Jersey
    Béatrice Longuenesse is Professor of Philosophy at New York University. Her numerous publications include Kant and the Capacity to Judge (1998).

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