In this book, Hoffe gives a clear, understandable description of Kant's philosophical development and influence, and he sets forth Kant's main ideas from the Critique of Pure Reason and the ethics to the philosophy of law, history, religion, and art. In his critical treatment, Hoffe shows why Kant's philosophy continues to be relevant and challenging to us today.
Otfried Hoffe is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tubingen. His books include Praktische Philosophie--Das Modell des Aristoteles; Strategien der Humanitat; Ethik und Politik; Sittlich-politische Diskurse; Politische Gerechtigkeit; "Den Staat braucht selbst ein Volk von Teufeln"; Kategorische Rechtsprinzipien; and Die Moral als Preis der Moderne.
"This book is an excellent introduction to Kant, with lots of details that make it of interest and value even to specialists. It is written to answer a real need in the current literature, and it succeeds admirably." — Karl Ameriks, University of Notre Dame
"The book gives a very clear and complete overview of the essential elements of Kant's philosophy, as well as an account of his life and of his effects on future thought." — Thomas Pogge, Columbia University