Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant

Critique of Pure Reason

Kritik der reinen Vernunft (Riga: J. F. Hartknoch, 1781), 856 pp. 2nd (B) ed: 1787. [A-edition (Ak. 4:5-252); B-edition (Ak. 3:2-552)]. “Critique of Pure Reason.” Translated by Norman Kemp Smith (Macmillan 1929). Translated by Werner Pluhar (Indianapolis: Hackett 1996). Translated by Paul Guyer and Allen W. Wood in Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, edited by Paul Guyer and Allen W. Wood (Cambridge University Press, 1997).“In the curre...


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TitleCritique of Pure Reason
ISBN9780521657297
Author
Release DateFeb 28th, 1999
PublisherCambridge University Press
LanguageEnglish
GenrePhilosophy, Nonfiction, Classics, European Literature, German Literature
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  • David
    2010-01-05
    Immanuel Kant is the kind of guy who not only sucks all of the joy out of life; he takes great pleasure in opening the spigot of your happiness-tank and watching it all spill out onto the burn-out lawn and sink into the earth -- seeping toward the planet's molten, pitiless core and, thereupon, toward its irrevocable dissipation. If he were alive today, I suggest to you that Kant's corporeal manifestation would be that of a paunchy, balding man, e...
  • Manny
    2013-11-30
    ThesisTurgid, dogmatic, overrated and well past its sell-by.ProofAs Einstein exasperatedly said: if Kant had only been able to stop pontificating about the nature of time and space, he might actually have discovered something interesting about them. Einstein, with considerable justification, felt that he had refuted Kant, and was surprised to find that philosophers were reluctant to accept his claim. To me, it seems clear-cut. Kant repeatedly tel...
  • Elena
    2012-11-22
    “...Reason should take on anew the most difficult of all its tasks, namely, that of self-knowledge, and to institute a court of justice, by which reason may secure its rightful claims while dismissing all its groundless pretensions, and this not by mere decrees but according to its own eternal and unchangeable laws; and this court is none other than the critique of pure reason itself.” Kant's critical turn shows that the problem of self-knowl...
  • G.R. Reader
    2014-01-01
    When I was about seven, my favorite movie was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mom was dating this philosophy professor who was writing a book on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. One day, I asked him what it was about, and he told me it was just like Chitty. It was a kind of magic car that - I can still remember his words - "was able to drive on the roads of sensation, float on the water of concepts, and even fly above the sea of transcendental illusio...
  • Charissa
    2007-11-28
    I just Kant stand him.Seriously though... why does so much Western philosophy remind me of arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? I swear, these gentlemen had their panties wrapped so tightly I don't know how they ever took a proper dump.The problem with Kant (aside from how much he enjoyed listening to the sound of his own voice droning on and on) is that he was irretrievably mired in a Christian world-view, separated from...
  • Roy Lotz
    2013-05-30
    It is done. I have finally scaled the sheer surface of this work. It involved continual toil, sweat, and suffering—falling down and picking myself up again. But, when you reach the end, when your eyes finally hit the bottom of that final paragraph, the feeling is momentous. You can stand and look down at the steep drop you managed to climb, and reflect with satisfaction that this mountain is one of the tallest. This is an Everest of a book.That...
  • kaelan
    2013-04-20
    Both frightfully obscure and logically scrupulous, Kant functions sort of like a philosophical litmus test. Many a metaphysical charlatan (Lacan, Žižek, et. al.) has aped his mystifying prose-style without any attempt to match his rigour. And meanwhile, the most provincial of the analytic camp, unduly equating "abstruseness" with "bullshit," write him off as a mere historical oddity.But the truth of the matter is that the Critique—Kant's magn...
  • Maali
    2016-08-03
    قد صدق من قال : بإمكانك أن تكون مع كانط أو أن تكون ضده لكنك لا تستطيع أن تتفلسف من دونه !كتاب نقد العقل المحض ترجمة غانم هنا - الصادر عن المنظمة العربية للترجمة , في 840 ص, - للفيلسوف الالماني ايمانويل كانط .. يعتبر هذا الكتاب الكتاب الأهم في الفلسفة الحدي...
  • Jenny Park
    2007-04-10
    immanuel kant is by farrrrr the world's most precise philosopher... EVER! haha.. this text, like many philosophical texts out there... was really dry.. and um.. long. but there's definitely a reason why this one's regarded as one of the greatest philosophical pieces out there. so the book's premise in a nutshell... noone can argue FOR or AGAINST an afterlife/God. he also digs into the idea that our understanding of the world and our ideas are bas...
  • Erik Graff
    2008-06-22
    With adolescence came nihilistic thoughts of suicide. The reasoning was simple. The public schools and an early interest in the sciences had led me to believe that we are part of an ordered universe, the parts of which are finite, the rules of which are determinable. Like an eighteenth century philosophe, I believed the hypothesis of a creative entity outside of the system, a deity, to be unnecessary. In principle, everything was determined, the ...
  • Christopher
    2014-05-10
    Parsing this carefully is exhilarating. At least it was for me. It made me feel like my brain was growing. You may disagree with the system, but the argument is a marvel. Required reading.
  • Wided Nems
    2015-10-17
    في كتابه نقد العقل الخالص , يحاول ايمانويل كانت أن يحسم الصراع الفلسفي المطروح في نظرية الابستيمولوجيا عن مصدر المدركات _من خلال البرهنة على مدى تكامل الحدوس الحسيّة والأفاهيم العقلية المحضة في عملية البناء المعرفي , متجاوزًا كل التفسيرات الدوغما...
  • أحمد
    2010-07-14
    لفترة طويلة من حياتي كنت معجبا بالعقلانية و ميالا لها حتي قرأت هذا الكتاب من اول سطر و كانط بلغة رائعة و منطق بسيط جدا يدخل مباشرة في الموضوع و يناقش محدودية العقل من اوجه مختلفة اوضح الكتاب نقاط الضعف في العقلانية و فندها ووضع الفلسفة وقتها في مأزق...
  • Anthony
    2009-10-29
    I'm trying to decide whether or not I get it.Sometimes I think I have just understood a passage of Kant only to discover that I have actually just been having my own thoughts pertaining to something or other in the content of the passage, and this is sometimes rewarding, but it is nevertheless not exactly what I intended to accomplish.Say Kant is writing about perception or being, and say I misunderstand Kant-- what exactly happens when I misun...
  • HappyHarron
    2018-08-10
    Lit as fuck
  • Crito
    2015-03-04
    It's recommended to have at least read Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, and Hume before reading this. And since reading this is a skeleton key of sorts to all philosophy since Kant, he's in this really interesting point between two eras of philosophy. Some of what makes him hard to follow at first is that which defines his approach to philosophy, which is intensely meticulous and methodical, yet laid out plainly. And after you start apprecia...
  • Giorgi
    2011-10-10
    how to review CPR? there are various ways of reviewing books, according to the dogmatic method of review our writings deal to the book exactly as it is, that Kant calls dogmatic method when one claims that he fully explored every component of book and has absolute knowledge of it.tradition of dogmatic reviews is dominated in western tradition, there is also a sceptical claims such David Hume's, who denied every possibility of knowing book, that m...
  • Erik
    2011-11-29
    My advice for anyone beginning the K.d.r.V. is to maintain your independence of judgment. Don't get buried in the terminology, the secondary literature or your own obsessions or reasons for approaching the book. Try to think through what Kant is saying and bring before your mind all of the possibilities for what he could mean, then eliminate them one by one, until you have arrived at your reading of the Kritik. I would encourage doing Leibniz and...
  • Yann
    2011-07-24
    Un renard affamé, voyant des grappes de raisin pendre à une treille, voulut les attraper ; mais ne pouvant y parvenir, il s’éloigna en se disant à lui-même : « ils sont trop verts ». Pareillement, certains hommes, ne pouvant mener à bien leurs affaires en raison de leurs capacités en accusent les circonstances.J’ai été longtemps comme le renard d’Esope, vis-à-vis de la Critique de la Raison Pure de Kant, principalement rebuté p...
  • Pierre E. Loignon
    2012-12-05
    Au lieu de commencer à philosopher en lisant les auteurs de notre siècle afin d'obtenir du succès en faisant de beaux papiers à la mode, Karl Jaspers, dans son Introduction à la philosophie, conseillait aux néophytes d’aller d’abord lire Platon et Kant. Bien que la lecture de Kant sera grandement facilité par celle de Leibniz et de Hume, mais aussi d'Aristote, de Descartes, de Spinoza, de Berkeley et de Locke, je souscris assez bien à...
  • Archetech
    2011-09-22
    This is a great work. Nearly all philosophy after has been a reaction to it or an outgrowth from it. One cannot tell if this is because Kant was truly so influential or because he saw with such depth and unity the fruitful course philosophy would take. The language can be daunting and exhausting. It is, however, precise and if one can follow the concepts in it, it works almost like a dry poetry that seems to lay bare the foundations of knowledge ...
  • mohab samir
    2017-04-25
    أن تعرف حدود عقلك أو جغرافيته أو فسيولوجياه . هو أهم ما يمكن أن تفكر فيه من الأمور ولكن للأسف قلما نجد من يبحث فى تلك المعرفة .ولكم فوجئت وسعدت بمعرفتى بالنقد الكانطى للعقل المحض . سعدت أن هناك من تطوع لوضع هذا المنهج العقلى للمعرفة الإنسانيه المحايد...
  • Calandrino_Tozzetti
    2017-09-20
    TITOLO: Ideale sotto l'ombrellone del SapereNon me lo sarei mai aspettato, davvero.Una lettura agile e scoppiettante, la cui scorrevolezza sorprende ancora oggi, grazie anche alla mirabile curatela gentiliana.Perfetto per una vacanza nella quale si abbisogna di un completo relax abbinato a una molleggiata ginnastica filosofica.Divorato proprio questa estate nella ridente Gatteo a Mare, intervallato a pagine e pagine di Settimana Enigmistica svolt...
  • Sancti Tomma
    2017-12-01
    Thoughts without content are empty; intuitions without concepts are blind.This lays the foundation and is the premise for Immanuel Kant's Magnum Opus, the Critique of Pure Reason, where he demonstrates how human knowledge is created. The mind needs the things of the real world to be arranged into categories, otherwise all perceptions would be unintelligible. For Kant there is no thought disconnected of the world, no matter how sublime they may be...
  • C
    2012-08-28
    Sheer genius alone is why this book deserves five stars, from all readers. I mean seriously, look at the giant noggin on the cover of the book. It's comparable only to Lenin.That said, in a letter to a friend, Kant confessed that this book was the culmination of twelve years of deep thought, and only five to six months of rapid writing with “no concern” for the readers’ leisure. I don’t think it’s too presumptuous to state, that the dee...
  • Rick Sam
    2015-09-18
    Kant is systematic, thorough. I like his way of writing. He is intense, And dense, part of the reasons is because of concepts, definitions. However, I do not think he is the most difficult writer. The brilliant, deepest thinker so far I know is Jonathan Edwards. Kant is crucial to modern Philosophy, definitely worth reading his piece if you enjoy Philosophy. The important things I learnt from this book was that, Knowledge we gain is systematized ...
  •  Δx Δp ≥ ½ ħ
    2016-09-03
    I thank God for sending Kant to the world, and for everything Kant had brought into the world. It's impossible to imagine what the world is like without him. Kant is not just a hero. He's a prophet of the new age; age of reason.Kant was one of the first philosophers who think about the very process of thinking. He showed us how the human mind and cognitive structure were set up such that we know anything at all. Kant also postulated a different w...
  • Taymaz Azimi
    2014-08-20
    Finally! No... I have not 'actually' finished it. I finished 'Transcendental Doctrine of Elements,' which is what we generally talk about, when we talk about Critique of Pure Reason.Well, this book is extraordinary. During the last 4 months it has been constantly impacting my mind, even in a very personal and daily levels. I would say this book is the most influential text I have ever read in my. But it doesn't mean that I necessarily agree with ...