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1. A Life in Work 2. Kant's Copernican Revolution 3. The Critique of Metaphysics 4. Building upon the Foundations of Knowledge 5. Laws of Freedom: The Foundations of Kant's Moral Philosophy 6. Freedom, Immortality, and God: The Presuppositions of Morality 7. Kant's System of Duties I: The Duties of Virtue 8. Kant's System of Duties II: Duties of Right 9. The Beautiful, the Sublime, and the Morally Good 10. Freedom and Nature: Kant's Revision of Traditional Teleology 11. A History of Freedom? Index
Paul Guyer is Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at Brown University, USA. He is the author of nine books on Kant, including Kant and the Claims of Taste (1979), Kant and the Claims of Knowledge (1987), Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (2007), and Knowledge, Reason, and Taste: Kant's Response to Hume (2008), as well as a translator and the editor of numerous anthologies of work on Kant. He is also the author of A History of Modern Aesthetics in three volumes (2014).
'The synoptic organization of this second edition illuminatingly represents the systematic structure of Kant's philosophical ideas. ... Guyer's discussion is careful and thorough, situating detailed consideration of elements and arguments in the context of Kant's thought as a whole, as well as its intellectual background. ... [N]o text will provide a better or more helpful survey of Kant's achievement for advanced students or academic professionals. Summing Up: Highly recommended.' - Roman P. Bonzon, CHOICE Praise for the first edition: 'This is the clearest, most comprehensive book on Kant's "critical philosophy" written in English... Guyer's book is clearly written and keeps enough distance from Kant's texts to be helpful to nonspecialists; it also stays close enough to be nuanced and valuable even for Kant specialists.' - A.N. Bunch, CHOICE 'Kant is an absolutely first-rate general introduction to Kant's Critical Philosophy. Paul Guyer's interpretations are extremely well-supported, carefully and crisply argued, and highly insightful.' - Robert Hanna, University of Colorado, USA 'An impressive overview of the various strands of Kant's philosophy. With great skill Guyer manages to compress Kant's critical thought into a few hundred pages. This book will provide an excellent introduction to Kant's thought.' - Philip Stratton-Lake, University of Reading, UK 'That Guyer is able to cover this much material, clearly and without oversimplification, in a single, reasonably sized volume represents a unique accomplishment, which should prove to be extremely useful to a broad audience.' - Eric Watkins, University of California, San Diego, USA