Introducing Kant (Paperback)

A Graphic Guide

Christopher Kul-Want

Andrzej Klimowski

Share this book

Immanuel Kant laid the foundations of modern Western thought. Every subsequent major philosopher owes a profound debt to Kant’s attempts to delimit human reason as an appropriate object of philosophical enquiry. And yet, Kant’s relentless systematic formalism made him a controversial figure in the history of the philosophy that he helped to shape.

Introducing Kant focuses on the three critiques of Pure Reason, Practical Reason and Judgement. It describes Kant’s main formal concepts: the relation of mind to sensory experience, the question of freedom and the law and, above all, the revaluation of metaphysics. Kant emerges as a diehard rationalist yet also a Romantic, deeply committed to the power of the sublime to transform experience. The illustrated guide explores the paradoxical nature of the pre-eminent philosopher of the Enlightenment, his ideas and explains the reasons for his undiminished importance in contemporary philosophical debates.



Christopher Kul-Want is Course Director of the MA in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, London.


Andrzej Klimowski is a hugely respected graphic artist whose previous books include Horace Dorlan (Faber, 2007) and The Secret (Faber, 2002)


You might also like…

Introducing the Enlightenment by Lloyd Spencer

“Introducing The Enlightenment” is the essential guide to the giants of the Enlightenment – Voltaire, Diderot, Adam Smith, Samuel Johnson, Immanuel Kant, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. The Enlightenment of the 18th century was a c… Read more »

More

ABOUT THIS BOOK

about this book

ISBN: 9781848312098

Price: 7.99 GBP 9.95 USD 12.99 AUD 15.99 NZD 9.95 USD

Pages: 176

Publication date: 03/02/2011

Category: Biography & Memoir, Philosophy

Series: Introducing...

buy this book

OTHER FORMATS AVAILABLE

eBook