Starting with Kant

Starting with Kant

by Andrew Ward

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Overview

Immanuel
Kant is undoubtedly one of the most important thinkers in the history of philosophy. He is also notoriously difficult for beginners to understand. Starting with Kant offers a genuinely accessible introduction to the metaphysics, theory of knowledge, and moral philosophy of this hugely influential figure. It assumes no prior acquaintance with his ideas.
Thematically structured, the book opens with a completely non-technical overview of the development of Kant's mature thought, resulting in a wide-ranging understanding of his famous and ground breaking 'Copernican revolution in metaphysics'. The book evaluates the basic framework of his metaphysical outlook, and sets out its implications for his theory of knowledge and moral philosophy. Kant's position in these fields is related to other philosophers of his period so that a number of his seminal ideas can be clearly understood through an appreciation of their opposing views. This is the ideal introduction for anyone coming to the work of his hugely important thinker for the first time.

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ISBN-13: 9781847061850
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/30/2012
Series: Starting with...
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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