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Freedom and the end of reason : on the moral foundation of Kant's critical philosophy

Author: Richard L Velkley
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats

Reconstructing the influence of Rousseau on Kant's thought, the author demonstrates that the relationship between speculative philosophy and practical philosophy in Kant is far more intimate than  Read more...


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Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Velkley
ISBN: 022615517X 9780226155173
OCLC Number: 859446886
Description: xxi, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 The Revolution in the End of Reason: Some Principal Themes 17 --
The Revision of Modern Foundations 17 --
The Critique of Instrumental Reason 22 --
The Crisis in the Relation of Metaphysics to Common Reason 27 --
Rousseau's Protest against Modern Enlightenment 32 --
Kantian Philosophy as Transcendental Practice 39 --
2 The Teleological Problem in Modern Individualism 44 --
Individualism and Moral Sense 44 --
Rousseau's Challenge to Moral Sense 49 --
The Teleological Problem in Rousseau 52 --
3 Kant's Discovery of a Solution, 1764-65 61 --
History, Nature, and Perfection 61 --
Will, Reason, and Spontaneity 67 --
The Analysis of Passion: Honor and Benevolence 74 --
Justice and Equality 79 --
Common Reason and the End of Science 84 --
4 The Origins of Modern Moral Idealism, 1765-80 89 --
The Unity of Freedom and Nature as Ideal Goal 89 --
The Failures of Ancient Moral Idealism 95 --
Morality as System 103 --
Socratic Metaphysics as Science of the End and the Limit of Reason 111 --
The Dialectic of the Pure Concepts of the Whole 116 --
5 Culture and the Practical Interpretation of the End of Reason, 1781-1800 136 --
The Ultimate End of Theoretical Inquiry 136 --
Philosophy's "Idea" and Its History 145 --
Culture's Contradictions and Their Ideal Resolution 152.
Responsibility: Richard L. Velkley.


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"Velkley has produced an outstanding philosophical work on the late modern problem of the relation between reason and freedom." (Review of Politics)"

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