Immanuel Kant

By Otfried Höffe
Translated by Marshall Farrier

Subjects: Continental Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Ethical Theory
Paperback : 9780791420942, 304 pages, September 1994
Hardcover : 9780791420935, 304 pages, September 1994

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Table of contents

Translator's Preface

Part I: Life and Philosophical Development

1. The Pre-Critical Period

2. The Critical Transcendental Philosophy

Part II: What Can I Know?—The Critique of Pure Reason

3. The Project of a Transcendental Critique of Reason

4. The Transcendental Aesthetic

5. The Analytic of Concepts

6. The Analytic of Principles

7. The Transcendental Dialectic

Part III: What Ought I Do?—Moral and Legal Philosophy

8. The Critique of Practical Reason

9. Political Philosophy

Part IV: What May I Hope?—The Philosophy of History and Religion

10. History as the Progress of Law

11. The Religion of Practical Reason

Part V: The Philosophical Aesthetics and the Philosophy of the Organic

12. The Critique of Judgment

Part VI: Kant's Influence

13. Reception, Further Development, and Criticism of Kant's Ideas



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