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Anthropology, History, and Education


Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant

Robert B. Louden, Paul Guyer, Holly Wilson, Günter Zöller, Allen W. Wood, Mary Gregor, Arnulf Zweig
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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521181211

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  • Anthropology, History, and Education, first published in 2007, contains all of Kant's major writings on human nature. Some of these works, which were published over a thirty-nine year period between 1764 and 1803, had never before been translated into English. Kant's question 'What is the human being?' is approached indirectly in his famous works on metaphysics, epistemology, moral and legal philosophy, aesthetics and the philosophy of religion, but it is approached directly in his extensive but less well-known writings on physical and cultural anthropology, the philosophy of history, and education which are gathered in the present volume. Kant repeatedly claimed that the question 'What is the human being?' should be philosophy's most fundamental concern, and Anthropology, History, and Education can be seen as effectively presenting his philosophy as a whole in a popular guise.

    • Presents all of Kant's major writings on human nature in one volume
    • Includes important works that have never before been translated into English
    • Contains substantial editorial apparatus including translator's introductions and explanatory notes on each text
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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521181211
    • length: 614 pages
    • dimensions: 224 x 152 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Robert B. Louden
    Observations on the feeling of the beautiful and sublime (1764) translated by Paul Guyer
    Essay on the maladies of the head (1764) translated by Holly Wilson
    Review of Moscati's work of the corporeal essential differences between the structure of animals and humans (1771) translated by Günter Zöller
    Of the different races of human beings (1775) translated by Holly Wilson and Günter Zöller
    Essays regarding the philanthropinum (1776/1777) translated by Robert B. Louden
    A note to Physicians (1782) translated by Günter Zöller
    Idea for a universal history with a cosmopolitan aim (1784) translated by Allen W. Wood
    Reviews of J. G. Herder's Ideas for the Philosophy of the History of Humanity, Parts 1 and 2 (1785) translated by Allen W. Wood
    Determination of the concept of a human race (1785) translated by Holly Wilson and Günter Zöller
    Conjectural beginning of human history (1786) translated by Allen W. Wood
    Some remarks on Ludwig Heinrich Jakob's examination of Mendelssohn's Morning Hours (1786) translated by Günter Zöller
    On the Philosophers' medicine of the body (1786) translated by Mary Gregor
    On the use of teleological principles in philosophy (1788) translated by Günter Zöller
    From Soemmerring's On the Organ of the Soul (1796) translated by Arnulf Zweig
    Anthropology from a pragmatic point of view (1798) translated by Robert B. Louden
    Postscript to Christian Gottlieb Mielcke's Lithuanian-German and German-Lithuanian Dictionary (1800) translated by Günter Zöller
    Lectures on pedagogy (1803) translated by Robert B. Louden.

  • Author

    Immanuel Kant

    Editors and translators

    Robert B. Louden, University of Southern Maine
    Robert B. Louden is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Maine. He is editor of Kant: Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View (2006).

    Günter Zöller, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen
    Günter Zöller is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Munich. He is editor of Fichte: The System of Ethics (2005).


    Robert B. Louden, Paul Guyer, Holly Wilson, Günter Zöller, Allen W. Wood, Mary Gregor, Arnulf Zweig

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