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Kant: Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View


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  • Date Published: March 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521855563
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  • Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View essentially reflects the last lectures Kant gave for his annual course in anthropology, which he taught from 1772 until his retirement in 1796. The lectures were published in 1798, with the largest first printing of any of Kant's works. Intended for a broad audience, they reveal not only Kant's unique contribution to the newly emerging discipline of anthropology, but also his desire to offer students a practical view of the world and of humanity's place in it. With its focus on what the human being 'as a free-acting being makes of himself or can and should make of himself,' the Anthropology also offers readers an application of some central elements of Kant's philosophy. This volume offers an annotated translation of the text by Robert B. Louden, together with an introduction by Manfred Kuehn that explores the context and themes of the lectures.

    • Kant's pioneering contribution to the then newly emerging discipline of anthropology
    • New annotated translation, which includes all the supplementary texts from Kant's original manuscript
    • Includes an introduction, which explores the themes in the text and places it in its historical context, plus a guide to further reading
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521855563
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.589kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Anthropological Didactic: Book I. On the cognitive faculty
    Book II. On the feeling of pleasure and displeasure
    Book III. On the faculty of desire
    Part II. Anthropological Characteristic: A. On the character of the person
    B. On the character of the sexes
    C. On the character of peoples
    D. On the character of the races
    E. On the character of the species.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Introduction to Cultural Theory
    • Introduction to Moral and Social Philosophy
    • Nature and Human Nature
    • Seminar in Philosophy
  • Editors

    Robert B. Louden, University of Southern Maine
    Robert B. Louden is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Maine.

    Manfred Kuehn, Boston University
    Manfred Kuehn is Professor of Philosophy at Boston University.

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