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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.
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Suggesting that the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) cannot be properly appreciated without understanding the impact of the momentous events of the 18th century on his life and thought, Kuehn (philosophy, Philipps- Universit<:a>t Marburg, Germany) presents an intellectual biography of the professor. He argues that the birth of modernity, the American and French Revolutions, and the local intellectual developments in his hometown of K<:o>nigsberg are among the roots of Kant's intellectual development. Exploring global, regional, and local influences, Kuehn describes Kant's intellectual development through his professional writings, but also through his letters and his interactions with colleagues.
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This is a biography of Immanuel Kant.
'y of Immanuel Kant in more than fifty years.'
This is 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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