By Graham Bird
This Companion offers an authoritative survey of the entire diversity of Kant’s paintings, giving readers an idea of its huge scope, its awesome fulfillment, and its carrying on with skill to generate philosophical interest.* Written by way of a global forged of students* Covers the entire significant works of the serious philosophy, in addition to the pre-critical works* matters lined variety from arithmetic and philosophy of technology, via epistemology and metaphysics, to ethical and political philosophy
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Boswell dines with Professor Kant. Bristol, England: Thoemmes Press, 1995. Beiser, Frederick (1987). The Fate of Reason. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Cassirer Ernst (1981). Kant’s Life and Thought, tr. James Haden. New Haven: Yale University Press. Kuehn Manfred (2001). Kant: A Biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 29 ACTC01 29 19/5/06, 2:20 PM A Companion to Kant Edited by Graham Bird kant’s early dynamics Copyright © 2006 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd Part I Pre-Critical Issues 31 ACTC02 31 19/5/06, 2:19 PM A Companion to Kant Edited by Graham Bird kant’s early dynamics Copyright © 2006 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2 Kant’s Early Dynamics MARTIN SCHÖNFELD 1.
Introduction: The Problem of Dynamics in the Enlightenment Kant’s reflections on dynamics form the starting point of his career. His first inquiries, in the 1740s, were about force, its activity and interplays. This research informed his subsequent examinations, in the 1750s and early 1760s, of nature, freedom, matter, and God. In the mid-1760s, Kant recognized that these examinations involved conjectural leaps, a recognition that prepared the critiques of speculation and reason of the 1780s. At this juncture, dynamic perspectives were fading into the background, but they did not entirely disappear.
He had a troubled life-history, and lived an unconventional life (for instance, cohabiting with a woman he never married). Kant even seems to have helped him out financially for a time. Personally, Hamann was an imprudent, unstable, unhealthy man. Hamann’s writings are terse, impressively learned, full of idiosyncrasies, ironies, and inventive allusions, always tantalizingly (or infuriatingly) cryptic. He was a trenchant critic of the Enlightenment, including Kant’s philosophy, and a mentor of both the German counter-enlightenment and the Sturm und Drang literary movement.
A Companion to Kant (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) by Graham Bird