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Ameriks, Karl 1947-

Works: 94 works in 435 publications in 4 languages and 13,472 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Translator, Publishing director
Classifications: B2798, 193
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karl Ameriks
Kant and the historical turn : philosophy as critical interpretation by Karl Ameriks( )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Immanuel Kant's work changed the course of modern philosophy; in these essays Karl Ameriks examines how. He compares the philosophical system set out in Kant's Critiques with the work of the major philosophers before and after him (Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, Reid, Jacobi, Reinhold, the early German Romantics, Hegel, Feuerbach, and Marx). A systematic introduction argues that complexities in the interpretation of Kant's system led to a new emphasis on history, subjectivity, and aesthetics. This emphasis defined a distinctive interpretive style of philosophizing that has become especially influential and fruitful once again in our own time."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The modern subject : conceptions of the self in classical German philosophy( )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to German idealism by Karl Ameriks( Book )

51 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism, first published in 2000, offers a comprehensive, penetrating and informative guide to what is regarded as the classical period of German philosophy. Kant, Fichte, Hegel and Schelling are all discussed in detail, together with a number of their contemporaries, such as Hölderlin and Schleiermacher, whose influence was considerable but whose work is less well known in the English-speaking world. The essays in the volume trace and explore the unifying themes of German Idealism, and discuss their relationship to Romanticism, the Enlightenment, and the culture of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. The result is an illuminating overview of a rich and complex philosophical movement, and will appeal to a wide range of readers in philosophy, German studies, theology, literature, and the history of ideas
Letters on the Kantian philosophy by Karl Leonhard Reinhold( )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinhold's 'Letters' provides a helpful introduction to Kant's philosophy and an explanation of how that philosophy can be understood as an appropriate Enlightenment solution to the 'pantheism dispute' which dominated thought in the era of German Idealism
Kant's theory of mind : an analysis of the paralogisms of pure reason by Karl Ameriks( Book )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this contribution to Kant studies, originally published in 1982, Karl Ameriks presented the first thorough survey and evaluation of Kant's theory of mind. Ameriks focuses first on Kant's discussion of the Paralogisms in the Critique of Pure Reason, and examines how the themes raised there are treated in the rest of Kant's writings. It is demonstrated that Kant developed a theory of mind that is much more rationalistic and defensible than most interpreters have allowed, a theory that is of great significance for the understanding of his philosophy as a whole." "Kant's Theory of Mind is now brought up to date with a substantial new preface and postscript, as well as many additional references to the literature."--BOOK JACKET
Kant's moral and legal philosophy by Karl Ameriks( )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings to English readers the finest postwar German-language scholarship on Kant's moral and legal philosophy. Examining Kant's relation to predecessors such as Hutcheson, Wolff, and Baumgarten, it clarifies the central issues in each of Kant's major works in practical philosophy, including The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, The Critique of Practical Reason, and The Metaphysics of Morals. It also examines the relation of Kant's philosophy to politics. Collectively, the essays in this volume provide English readers with a direct view of how leading German philosophers are now regarding Kant's revolutionary practical philosophy, one of the outstanding achievements of German thought
Lectures on metaphysics by Immanuel Kant( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of the Cambridge Edition is to offer translations of the best modern German edition of Kant's work in a uniform format suitable for Kant scholars. When complete (fourteen volumes are currently envisaged) the edition will include all of Kant's published writings and a generous selection from the unpublished writings such as the Opus postumum, handschriftliche Nachlass, lectures, and correspondence. This volume contains the first translation into English of notes from Kant's lectures on metaphysics. These lectures, dating from the 1760s to the 1790s, touch on all the major topics and phases of Kant's philosophy. Most of these notes have appeared only recently in the German Academy Edition; this translation offers many corrections of that edition. As is standard with the volumes in the Cambridge Edition there is an extensive editorial apparatus, including extensive linguistic and explanatory notes, a detailed subject index, and glossaries of key terms
Kant's elliptical path by Karl Ameriks( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kant's Elliptical Path explores the main stages and key concepts in the development of Kant's critical philosophy, from the early 1760s to the 1790s. Karl Ameriks provides a detailed and 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. Separate essays are devoted to each of the three Critiques, as well as to earlier notes and lectures and several of Kant's later writings on history and religion. A final section devotes three chapters to post-Kantian developments in German Romanticism, accounts of tragedy up through Nietzsche, and contemporary philosophy. The theme of an elliptical path is shown to be relevant to these writers as well as to many aspects of Kant's own life and work. The topics of the book include fundamental issues in epistemology and metaphysics, with a new defense of the Amerik's 'moderate' interpretation of transcendental idealism"--Publisher's description
Interpreting Kant's Critiques by Karl Ameriks( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Karl Ameriks here collects his most important essays to provide a uniquely detailed and up-to-date analysis of Kant's main arguments in all three major areas of his work : theoretical philosophy (Critique of Pure Reason), practical philosophy (Critique of Practical Reason), and aesthetics (Critique of Judgment). Guiding the volume is Ameriks' belief that one cannot properly understand any one of these Critiques except in the context of the other two. The essays can be read individually, but read together they offer a comprehensive guide to the main themes of the most influential of all modern philosophical systems"--Publisher's description
Kant and the fate of autonomy : problems in the appropriation of the critical philosophy by Karl Ameriks( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this reinterpretation of Kant and the post-Kantian response to his Critical philosophy, Karl Ameriks argues that such a view of Kant rests on a series of misconceptions. He demonstrates that the thought of Kant's successors (such as Fichte and Hegel) was determined by a radical Enlightenment conception of autonomy developed by Karl Reinhold, and that this conception entailed a serious distortion of Kant's more modest approach. The influence of Reinhold continues to mar current interpretation of Kant. By providing the first systematic study of the underlying structure of the reaction of Kant's Critical philosophy in the writings of Reinhold, Fichte, and Hegel, Karl Ameriks challenges the presumptions that dominate popular approaches to the concept of freedom, and to the interpretation of the relation between the Enlightenment, Kant, and post-Kantian thought"--Jacket
Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus = International yearbook of German idealism( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a long time Romanticism stood in the shadow of German Idealism. Hegel's criticisms were particularly decisive. Lately, Romanticism has been rehabilitated, above all as a philosophically independent alternative to the systematic thought of Idealism, and has been revealed to be a source for modern thought which has yet to be exhausted. Against this background volume 6 of the International Yearbook of German Idealism pursues the many and diverse interrelations between Romantic thought and post-Kantian philosophy. Contributions from: Andreas Arndt, J.M. Bernstein, Faustino Fabbianelli, Hans Fege
Margaret Cavendish : Observations upon Experimental Philosophy by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Cavendish's Observations upon Experimental Philosophy holds a unique position in early modern philosophy, drawing on the doctrines of ancient Stoicism to attack the tenets of seventeenth-century mechanical philosophy. Her treatise is a document of major importance in the history of women's contributions to philosophy and science
Shaftesbury : characteristics of men, manners, opinions, times by Lord Shaftesbury( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important Enlightenment text ranges widely over ethics, aesthetics, religion, the arts, and ancient and modern history, and aims at nothing less than a new ideal of the gentleman. This volume presents a new edition of the text together with an introduction, explanatory notes and a guide to further reading
Kantian subjects : critical philosophy and late modernity by Karl Ameriks( )

8 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, Karl Ameriks explores 'Kantian subjects' in three senses. In Part I, he first clarifies the most distinctive features-such as freedom and autonomy-of Kant's notion of what it is for us to be a subject. Other chapters then consider related 'subjects' that are basic topics in other parts of Kant's philosophy, such as his notions of necessity and history. Part II examines the ways in which many of us, as 'late modern,' have been highly influenced by Kant's philosophy and its indirect effect on our self-conception through successive generations of post-Kantians, such as Hegel and Schelling, and early Romantic writers such as Hoelderlin, Schlegel, and Novalis, thus making us 'Kantian subjects' in a new historical sense. By defending the fundamentals of Kant's ethics in reaction to some of the latest scholarship in the opening chapters, Ameriks offers an extensive argument that Hoelderlin expresses a valuable philosophical position that is much closer to Kant than has generally been recognized. He also argues that it was necessary for Kant's position to be supplemented by the new conception, introduced by the post-Kantians, of philosophy as fundamentally historical, and that this conception has had a growing influence on the most interesting strands of Anglophone as well as Continental philosophy."--
The impact of idealism : the legacy of post-Kantian German thought( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German Idealism is arguably the most influential force in philosophy over the past two hundred years. This major four-volume work is the first comprehensive survey of its impact on science, religion, sociology and the humanities, and brings together fifty-two leading scholars from across Europe and North America. Each essay discusses an idea or theme from Kant, Hegel, Schelling, Fichte, or another key figure, shows how this influenced a thinker or field of study in the subsequent two centuries, and how that influence is felt in contemporary thought. Crossing established scholarly divides, the volumes deal with fields as varied as feminism, architectural history, psychoanalysis, Christology and museum curation, and subjects as diverse as love, evolution, the public sphere, the art of Andy Warhol, the music of Palestrina, the philosophy of Husserl, the literature of Jane Austen, the political thought of fascism and the foundations of international law
Adam Smith : the theory of moral sentiments by Adam Smith( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments is a text of central importance in the history of moral and political thought. This volume offers a new edition of the text with helpful notes for the student reader, together with a substantial introduction that sets the work in its philosophical and historical context
Impact of idealism the legacy of post-kantian german thought by Karl Ameriks( )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first study of its kind, The Impact of Idealism assesses the impact of classical German philosophy on science, religion and culture. This volume explores German Idealism's impact on philosophy and scientific thought. Fourteen essays, by leading authorities in their respective fields, each focus on the legacy of a particular idea that emerged around 1800, when the underlying concepts of modern philosophy were being formed, challenged and criticised, leaving a legacy that extends to all physical areas and all topics in the philosophical world. From British Idealism to phenomenology, existentialism, pragmatism and French postmodernism, the story of German Idealism's impact on philosophy is here interwoven with man's scientific journey of self-discovery in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - from Darwin to Nietzsche to Freud and beyond. Spanning the analytical and Continental divide, this first volume examines Idealism's impact on contemporary philosophical discussions
Kants Ethik( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kants Ethik zeigt das typische Profil einer klassischen Theorie: Sie präsentiert im Kontext jeder Zeit neue und überraschende Perspektiven. 200 Jahre nach dem Tod Kants ist die Auseinandersetzung mit seiner Ethik keineswegs auf das philologische oder philosophiehistorische Interesse beschränkt. Vielmehr ist sie eine der wenigen Beispiele für den Sachverhalt, dass mit dem zeitlichen Abstand der Entstehung eines Werks die systematische Bedeutung immer noch zunehmen kann. Heute werden die großen ethischen Themen der Gegenwart, von den Menschenrechten bis zur Bioethik, nicht ohne ausdrücklichen Bezug auf Kants Ethik behandelt. In diesem Band werden Beiträge vorgelegt, die durchgehend ein systematisches Interesse verfolgen. Sie rekonstruieren ausgehend von einem exegetisch gesicherten Ort im Werk Kants die Erträge für die gegenwärtige Philosophie. Mit Kant wird gleichsam über den ursprünglichen Horizont seines Denkens hinausgegangen. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die kantische Ethik nicht nur auf den ihr vertrauten Gebieten von Gerechtigkeit, Autonomie, Verbindlichkeit und Recht Bedeutendes leistet, sondern auch zum Problem der Motivation Lösungsvorschläge bereithält - einem Bereich, der lange Zeit als ihr Schwachpunkt angesehen worden ist
Deutscher Idealismus und die analytische Philosophie der Gegenwart = German idealism and contemporary analytic philosophy( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ästhetik und Philosophie der Kunst( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and Multiple languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kant and the historical turn : philosophy as critical interpretation
The modern subject : conceptions of the self in classical German philosophyThe Cambridge companion to German idealismLetters on the Kantian philosophyKant's theory of mind : an analysis of the paralogisms of pure reasonKant's moral and legal philosophyLectures on metaphysicsInterpreting Kant's CritiquesKant and the fate of autonomy : problems in the appropriation of the critical philosophy
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