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Kant : an introduction
Broad, C. D. (Charlie Dunbar), 1887-1971.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1978.
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xii, 319 pages ; 24 cm
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A critical and detailed introduction to Kant's philosophy, with particular reference to the Critique of Pure Reason. Since Broad's death there have been many publications on Kant but Broad's 1978 book still finds a definite place between the very general surveys and the more specialised commentaries. He offers a characteristically clear, judicious and direct account of Kant's work; his criticisms are acute and sympathetic, reminding us forcefully that 'Kant's mistakes are usually more important than other people's correctitudes'. C.D. Broad was Knightsbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy at Cambridge from 1933 to 1953, and this book is based on his undergraduate lectures on Kant. Broad died in 1971 and Dr Lewy has since edited the book for publication.

Table of Contents

Editor's preface
Part I General Introduction
1 The main problem
2 Kant's notion of the a priori
3 The Copernican revolution
4 Transcendental arguments
Part II Space, Time and Mathematics
1 Introductory remarks
2 The Transcendental Aesthetic
3 The nature of mathematics
Part III The Transcendental Analytic
1 General remarks on the Analytic
2 Discovery of the categories and principles by help of formal logic
3 The Transcendental Deduction of the Categories
4 The principles of pure understanding
Part IV Transition from Epistemology to Ontology
1 The ideas of reason
2 The problems of speculative philosophy
Part V Ontology
1 Rational cosmology
2 The self and self-consciousness
3 Freedom and determinism
4 God
Index of proper names

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