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Anthropology from a pragmatic point of view

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: The Hague : Nijhoff, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In a footnote to the Preface of his A nthropology Kant gives, if not altogether accurately, the historical background for the publication of this work.


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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1850
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Immanuel Kant
ISBN: 9024715857 9789024715855
OCLC Number: 1096730
Notes: Translation of Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.
Description: xxvii, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Anthropological Didactic.- Book I. On the Cognitive Powers.- On Self-Consciousness.- On Egoism.- On Voluntary Consciousness of Our Ideas.- On Observing Oneself.- On Ideas That We Have without Being Conscious of Them.- On Distinctness and Indistinctness in Consciousness of Our Ideas.- On Sensibility as Contrasted with Understanding.- Apology for Sensibility.- On Ability with Regard to the Cognitive Powers in General.- On Artificial Play with Sensory Semblance.- On Permissible Moral Semblance.- On the Five Senses.- On Inner Sense.- On the Causes that Increase or Decrease the Intensity of Our Sense Impressions.- On the Inhibition, Weakening, and Total Loss of the Sense Powers.- On the Constructive Power belonging to Sensibility According to Its Various Forms.- On the Power of Bringing the Past and the Future to Mind by Imagination.- On Involuntary Invention in a State of Health - That Is, on Dreaming.- On the Power of Using Signs.- On the Cognitive Power Insofar As It Is Based on Understanding.- On Deficiencies and Diseases of the Soul with Respect to Its Cognitive Power.- On Talents in the Cognitive Power.- Book II. The Feeling of Pleasure and Displeasure.- On Sensuous Pleasure.- A. On the Feeling for the Agreeable, or Sensuous Pleasure in the Sensation of an Object.- B. On the Feeling for the Beautiful, or Taste.- Book III. On the Appetitive Power.- On Affects in Comparison with Passion.- On the Passions.- On the Highest Physical Good.- On the Highest Moral-Physical Good.- II. Anthropological Characterization.- A. The Character of the Person.- 1. On [a Man's] Nature.- 2. On Temperament.- 3. On Character as [a Man's] Way of Thinking.- On Physiognomy.- B. On the Character of the Sexes.- C. On the Character of Nations.- D. On the Character of Races.- E. On the Character of the Species.- Description of the Character of the Human Species.- Notes.
Other Titles: Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.
Responsibility: Immanuel Kant ; translated, with an introd. and notes by Mary J. Gregor.


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