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Kant and the Fate of Autonomy
Problems in the Appropriation of the Critical Philosophy

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Part of Modern European Philosophy

  • Date Published: June 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521786140

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  • It has been argued that Kant's all-consuming efforts to place autonomy at the center of philosophy has had, in the long-run, the unintended effect of leading to the widespread discrediting of philosophy and of undermining the notion of autonomy itself. The result of this "Copernican revolution" has seemed to many commentators the de-centering, if not the self-destruction, of the autonomous self. Ameriks challenges the presumptions that dominate popular approaches to the concept of freedom, and to the interpretation of the relation among the Enlightenment, Kant and post-Kantian thought.

    • Strong addition to the Cambridge Kant studies
    • It provides a systematic reading of Kant that is embedded in a much broader historical context than one usually finds
    • A foremost Kant interpreter offers a challenging reassesment of the reception of Kant's philosophy
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...[a] marvelous and provocative book..." Inquiry

    "What a pleasure to encounter a book on Kant and the Post-Kantians written with passion as well as erudition." Inquiry

    Amerik's book is rich, rewarding, and detailed. He combines a mastery of the German and English material...with a fine historical sensibility, a gift for clear writing, and a sharp analytical mind. He also displays a scrupulous intellectual honesty, claiming clear advantages for the 'modest' approach to Kant while noting and discussing the shortcomings of that approach." Ethics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521786140
    • length: 366 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Kant and the fate of autonomy
    Part I. Kant:
    1. Kant's modest system
    Part II. Reinhold
    2. Reinhold's contribution
    Part III. Fichte
    3. Kant, Fichte and short arguments to Idealism
    4. Kant, Fichte and the radical primacy of the practical
    5. Kant, Fichte and appreciation
    Part IV. Hegel:
    6. Hegel's critique of Kant's theoretical philosophy
    7. The Hegelian critique of Kantian morality
    8. Concluding unscientific postscript.

  • Author

    Karl Ameriks, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

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