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Kant's Elliptical Path
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Kant's Elliptical Path

Karl Ameriks

Abstract

This book covers several of the main stages and key concepts in the development of Kant's Critical philosophy (early 1760s–1790s). It provides a detailed yet concise account of the main ways in which the later Critical works provide a plausible defense of the conception of humanity's fundamental end that Kant turned to after reading Rousseau in the 1760s. Chapters focus on each of Kant's three Critiques, as well as on earlier notes and lectures and several of Kant's later writings on history and religion. Part III devotes three chapters to post-Kantian developments in German Romanticism, accou ... More

Keywords: history, purpose, religion, idealism, cosmopolitanism, will, creation, theodicy, tragedy, hope

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693689
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693689.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karl Ameriks, author
University of Notre Dame

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