RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 44039597 LA English T1 Kant : a biography A1 Kuehn, Manfred., PB Cambridge University Press PP New York YR 2001 SN 0521497043 9780521497046 9780521524063 0521524067 AB "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 as well as the one with the most powerful and broad influence on contemporary philosophy." "It is well known that Kant spent his entire life in an isolated part of Prussia, living the life of a typical university professor. This has given rise to the view that Kant was a pure thinker with no life of his own, or at least none worth considering seriously. Manfred Kuehn debunks that myth once and for all." "Taking account of the most recent scholarship, Professor Kuehn allows the reader (whether interested in philosophy, history, politics, German culture, or religion) to follow the same journey that Kant himself took: from being a scholar narrowly focusing on the metaphysical foundations of Newtonian science, to emerging as a great thinker expounding the defense of the morality of an enlightened citizen of the world."--Jacket.