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Kant's Lectures on Metaphysics
A Critical Guide

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Courtney D. Fugate, John H. Zammito, Karin de Boer, Huaping Lu-Adler, Nicholas F. Stang, Emily Carson, Paul Guyer, Heiner F. Klemme, Jennifer Mensch, Brian A. Chance, Lawrence Pasternack
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  • Date Published: January 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107176980

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  • Kant divided his course of lectures on metaphysics into six parts: a section entitled 'prolegomena' followed by chapters on ontology, cosmology, empirical psychology, rational psychology, and natural theology. This volume's ten chapters, written by leading Kant scholars, constitute the most comprehensive and informed analysis of his metaphysics lectures to date. The book provides balanced coverage of the lecture transcripts from Kant's course by following his general structure, with at least one chapter devoted to major themes from each of its parts. As well as examining what the lecture transcripts can tell us about the content, context, and development of Kant's thought on a range of key topics - from his conception of transcendental philosophy to his critical theism - the contributors to this volume also offer expert discussion and insight on how to make responsible use of these key primary materials from the Kantian corpus.

    • Addresses the content and context of Kant's lectures comprehensively and from multiple angles
    • Provides critical discussion of how readers and researchers can make use of these highly important primary sources
    • Devotes chapters to the relation of Kant's metaphysical lectures to topics in aesthetics and anthropology, demonstrating how the lectures can be viewed within his wider philosophy
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    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107176980
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Courtney D. Fugate
    1. Herder as interpreter of Kant's Philosophy John H. Zammito
    2. The prolegomena to Kant's lectures on metaphysics Karin de Boer
    3. Ontology as transcendental philosophy Huaping Lu-Adler
    4. A guide to ground in Kant's lectures on metaphysics Nicholas F. Stang
    5. Space and time in Kant's lectures on metaphysics Emily Carson
    6. Kant's cosmology, miracles and the autonomy of reason Courtney D. Fugate
    7. Kant's aesthetics in his lectures on metaphysics Paul Guyer
    8. Kant's metaphysics of freedom (1775–1782): theoretical and practical perspectives Heiner F. Klemme
    9. From anthropology to rational psychology in Kant's lectures on metaphysics Jennifer Mensch
    10. Baumgarten and Kant on rational theology: deism, theism and the role of analogy Brian A. Chance and Lawrence Pasternack.

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    Courtney D. Fugate, American University of Beirut
    Courtney D. Fugate is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Civilization Studies at the American University of Beirut. He is co-editor and translator of editions of Alexander Baumgarten's Metaphysics (2014) and Johann August Eberhard's Preparation for Natural Theology (2016), as well as author of The Teleology of Reason: A Study of the Structure of Kant's Critical Philosophy (2014).

    Contributors

    Courtney D. Fugate, John H. Zammito, Karin de Boer, Huaping Lu-Adler, Nicholas F. Stang, Emily Carson, Paul Guyer, Heiner F. Klemme, Jennifer Mensch, Brian A. Chance, Lawrence Pasternack

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