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Kant: A Biographyby Manfred Kuehn
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This is the first full-length biography in more than fifty years of Immanuel Kant, one of the giants among the pantheon of Western philosophers, and one of the most powerful and influential in contemporary philosophy. Taking account of the most recent scholarship, Manfred Kuehn allows the reader to follow the same journey that Kant himself took in emerging as a central figure in modern philosophy. Manfred Kuehn was formerly Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. A specialist on German philosophy of the period, he is the author of numerous articles and papers on Immanuel Kant.
y of Immanuel Kant in more than fifty years.
The first full-length biography of Immanuel Kant in more than fifty years.
Table of Contents
Chronology of Kant's life and work; Prologue and epilogue, 'As You Like It'; 1. Childhood and early youth (1724-1740); 2. Student and private teacher (1740-1755); 3. The elegant magister (1755-1764); 4. Palingenesis and its consequences (1764-1769); 5. Silent years (1770-1780); 6. 'All-crushing' critic of metaphysics (1780-1784); 7. Founder of a metaphysics of morals (1784-1787); 8. Problems with religion and politics (1788-1795); 9. The old man (1796-1804); Bibliography.
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