Freedom & the End of Reason

Freedom & the End of Reason On the Moral Foundation of Kant's Critical Philosophy VELKLEY,

In Freedom and the End of Reason, Richard L. Velkley offers an influential interpretation of the central issue of Kant's philosophy and an evaluation of its position within modern philosophy's larger history. He persuasively argues that the whole of Kantianism--not merely the Second Critique--focuses on a "critique of practical reason" and is a response to a problem that Kant saw as intrinsic to reason itself: the teleological problem of its goodness. Reconstructing the influence of Rousseau on Kant's thought, Velkley demonstrates that the relationship between speculative philosophy and practical philosophy in Kant is far more intimate than generally has been perceived. By stressing a Rousseau-inspired notion of reason as a provider of practical ends, he is able to offer an unusually complete account of Kant's idea of moral culture.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780226852607
Uitgever
The University of Chicago Press
Druk
2e
Verschenen
01-01-1989
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
244 pp.
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Genre
Filosofie

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