This commentary is a detailed and systematic examination of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason designed for students of philosophy in their second and third year and anyone else similarly approaching Kant for the first time. Kant himself said of the first Critique, *lt will be misjudged because it is misunderstood, and misunderstood because men choose to skim through the book and not to think through it-a disagreeable task, because the work is dry, obscure, opposed to all ordinary notions, and moreover long-winded.' It remains a work of the greatest interest and significance to modern analytical philosophers, and this commentary will help readers overcome the obstacles to 'thinking through' the book, as well it is hoped as making their task more agreeable.
The author explains Kant's elaborate technical terms and rhetorical idiosyncrasies He relates Kant's work to that of the great rationalist and empiricist philosophers. He shows how an understanding of the first Critique is relevant to modern epistemology, while distinguishing carefully between what Kant actually said and certain interesting views he inspired Above all he sets out to stimulate his readers to a more profound examination of Kant and of Kantian problems.
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