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Kant: A Very Short Introduction Roger Scruton (formerly Lecturer in philosophy 1971-79, Reader 1979-85, Professor of aesthetics 1985-92 at Birkbeck College, University of London)

Kant: A Very Short Introduction By Roger Scruton (formerly Lecturer in philosophy 1971-79, Reader 1979-85, Professor of aesthetics 1985-92 at Birkbeck College, University of London)

Summary

Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work, and showing why the Critique of Pure of Reason has proved so enduring.

Kant: A Very Short Introduction Summary

Kant: A Very Short Introduction by Roger Scruton (formerly Lecturer in philosophy 1971-79, Reader 1979-85, Professor of aesthetics 1985-92 at Birkbeck College, University of London)

Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Review from previous edition Roger Scruton faced perhaps the most intractable task of all in giving an elementary account of Kant's philosophy ... but he does it extremely elegantly and neatly. * Listener *

About Roger Scruton (formerly Lecturer in philosophy 1971-79, Reader 1979-85, Professor of aesthetics 1985-92 at Birkbeck College, University of London)

Roger Scruton's publications include Spinoza in the Past Masters series, Art And Imagination, (1974), The Aesthetics of Architecture (1979), The Aesthetic Understanding (1983), An Intelligent Persons Guide To Philosophy (1996), and The Aesthetics Of Music (1997).

Table of Contents

1. Life, works and character ; 2. The background of Kant's thougt ; 3. The transcendental deduction ; 4. The logic of illusion ; 5. The categorical imperative ; 6. Beauty and design ; 7. Transcendental philosophy ; Further reading, Index

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GOR001551145
9780192801999
0192801996
Kant: A Very Short Introduction by Roger Scruton (formerly Lecturer in philosophy 1971-79, Reader 1979-85, Professor of aesthetics 1985-92 at Birkbeck College, University of London)
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2001-11-01
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