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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jean-Luc Nancy - A Finite Thinking


A Finite Thinking
(Cultural Memory in the Present)
by Jean-Luc Nancy

# Paperback: 348 pages
# Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1 edition (October 6, 2003)

This book is a rich collection of philosophical essays radically interrogating key notions and preoccupations of the phenomenological tradition. While using Heidegger’s Being and Time as its permanent point of reference and dispute, this collection also confronts other important philosophers, such as Kant, Nietzsche, and Derrida. The projects of these pivotal thinkers of finitude are relentlessly pushed to their extreme, with respect both to their unexpected horizons and to their as yet unexplored analytical potential. A Finite Thinking shows that, paradoxically, where the thought of finitude comes into its own it frees itself, not only to reaffirm a certain transformed and transformative presence, but also for a non-religious reconsideration and reaffirmation of certain theologemes, as well as of the body, heart, and love. This book shows the literary dimension of philosophical discourse, providing important enabling ideas for scholars of literature, cultural theory, and philosophy.

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The Ghost of Theology - Readings of Kant and Hegel

The Ghost of Theology - Readings of Kant and Hegel

here is a special issue of Diacritics

Diacritics, Vol. 11, No. 2, The Ghost of Theology: Readings of Kant and Hegel. (Summer, 1981):


Hegel, Kant and the Structure of the Object

Hegel Kant & Structure Object CL (Hardcover)
by Robert Stern

# Hardcover: 184 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (April 26, 1990)


Kant (Routledge Philosophers) by Paul Guyer

Kant (Routledge Philosophers)
by Paul Guyer

# Hardcover: 456 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 18, 2006)

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

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

The book is impressive in very many ways. It demonstrates a mastery of the Kantian corpus and an ability to explain exceedingly complex arguments in a clear and accessible fashion. I think it will become essential reading for students wanting to grasp the broad sweep of Kant's thought without losing much by way of depth.
–Andrew Chignell, Cornell University

That Guyer is able to cover thismuch 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

Product Description
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is arguably the most influential of the Enlightenment Philosophers. In this outstanding introduction, Paul Guyer introduces and assesses all the major aspects of Kant's thought.

Beginning with a helpful overview of Kant's life and times, Guyer introduces the "Copernican revolution" Kant brought about in metaphysics and epistemology, carefully introducing his arguments about the nature of experience, space and time in his most influential but difficult work, The Critique of Pure Reason. He gives a much-needed explanation of Kant's famous theory of transcendental idealism, a cornerstone of his philosophy as a whole.

He then examines Kant's moral philosophy, clearly explaining Kant's celebrated "categorical imperative" and his theories of duty, freedom of the will, and rights. Finally, he covers Kant's aesthetics, in particular his arguments about the nature of beauty and the sublime and their relation to human freedom and happiness.

A concluding chapter considers Kant's legacy and his influence on the shape of contemporary philosophy.

Kant is an ideal starting point for anyone coming to the philosopher for the first time, as well as those studying Kant in related disciplines.


Kant and the Demands of Self-Consciousness

Kant and the Demands of Self-Consciousness
by Pierre Keller

# Paperback: 294 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (March 26, 2001)

Pierre Keller examines Kant's theory of self-consciousness and argues that it succeeds in explaining how both subjective and objective experience are possible. He argues for a new understanding of Kant's conception of self-consciousness as the capacity to abstract not only from what one happens to be experiencing, but also from one's own personal identity. By developing this new interpretation he is able to argue that transcendental self-consciousness underwrites a general theory of objectivity and subjectivity at the same time.


Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary

Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary
by Jens Timmermann

# Hardcover: 224 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 16, 2007)

The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is Kant's central contribution to moral philosophy, and has inspired controversy ever since it was first published in 1785. Kant champions the insights of 'common human understanding' against what he sees as the dangerous perversions of ethical theory. Morality is revealed to be a matter of human autonomy: Kant locates the source of the 'categorical imperative' within each and every human will. However, he also portrays everyday morality in a way that many readers find difficult to accept. The Groundwork is a short book, but its argument is dense, intricate and at times treacherous. This commentary explains Kant's arguments paragraph by paragraph, and also contains an introduction, a synopsis of the argument, six short interpretative essays on key topics of the Groundwork, and a glossary of key terms. It will be an indispensable tool for anyone wishing to study the Groundwork in detail.


Kant, Science, and Human Nature

Kant, Science, and Human Nature
by Robert Hanna

# Hardcover: 512 pages
# Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (December 7, 2006)

Robert Hanna argues for the importance of Kant's theories of the epistemological, metaphysical, and practical foundations of the "exact sciences"--relegated to the dustbin of the history of philosophy for most of the 20th century. In doing so he makes a valuable contribution to one of the most
active and fruitful areas in contemporary scholarship on Kant.


Kant's Doctrine of Transcendental Illusion

Kant's Doctrine of Transcendental Illusion
(Modern European Philosophy)
by Michelle Grier

# Hardcover: 330 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (February 5, 2001)

This major study of Kant provides a detailed examination of the development and function of the doctrine of transcendental illusion in his theoretical philosophy. The author shows that a theory of 'illusion' plays a central role in Kant's arguments about metaphysical speculation and scientific theory. Indeed, she argues that we cannot understand Kant unless we take seriously his claim that the mind inevitably acts in accordance with ideas and principles that are 'illusory'. Taking this claim seriously, we can make much better sense of Kant's arguments and reach a deeper understanding of the role he allots human reason in science.


Kant on Beauty and Biology: An Interpretation of the 'Critique of Judgment'

Kant on Beauty and Biology: An Interpretation of the 'Critique of Judgment'
(Modern European Philosophy)
by Rachel Zuckert

# Hardcover: 424 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 17, 2007)

Kant's Critique of Judgment has often been interpreted by scholars as comprising separate treatments of three uneasily connected topics: beauty, biology, and empirical knowledge. Rachel Zuckert's book is the first to interpret the Critique as a unified argument concerning all three domains. She argues that on Kant's view, human beings demonstrate a distinctive cognitive ability in appreciating beauty and understanding organic life: an ability to anticipate a whole that we do not completely understand according to preconceived categories. This ability is necessary, moreover, for human beings to gain knowledge of nature in its empirical character as it is, not as we might assume it to be. Her wide-ranging and original study will be valuable for readers in all areas of Kant's philosophy.

Kant - Notes and Fragments

Notes and Fragments
(The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant in Translation)
by Immanuel Kant
Paul Guyer (Translator), Curtis Bowman (Translator), Frederick Rauscher (Translator)

# Hardcover: 690 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 21, 2005)

This volume provides the first ever extensive translation of the notes and fragments that survived Kant's death in 1804. These include marginalia, lecture notes, and sketches and drafts for his published works. They are important as an indispensable resource for understanding Kant's intellectual development and published works, casting new light on Kant's conception of his own philosophical methods and his relations to his predecessors, as well as on central doctrines of his work such as the theory of space, time and categories, the refutations of skepticism and metaphysical dogmatism, the theory of the value of freedom and the possibility of free will, the conception of God, the theory of beauty, and much more.


Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals with Essays

Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (Paperback)
by Immanuel Kant (Author), Allen W. Wood (Editor)

# Paperback: 224 pages
# Publisher: Yale University Press (November 1, 2002)

Lucy Allais, University of Sussex
...if I had to choose an ideal edition(...)for courses on Kant, it would certainly be this one. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Paul Guyer, University of Pennsylvania
...this volume is a brilliant introduction to one of the greatest works in the history of Western philosophy. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Kant - Critique of the Power of Judgment

Critique of the Power of Judgment
(The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant in Translation)
by Immanuel Kant
Paul Guyer (Translator), Eric Matthews (Translator)

# Paperback: 476 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (December 3, 2001)


Kantian Consequentialism

Kantian Consequentialism
by David Cummiskey

# Hardcover: 208 pages
# Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (January 18, 1996)

"A major contribution to moral philosophy. It is an impressive, original, and stimulating book.--Shelly Kagan, University of Illinois, Chicago

"The deontological nature of Kantian moral theory is challenged in this provocative book by David Cummiskey...This is a bold book that provides careful and provocative arguments...[O]ne should look forward to further defense and development from its author."--Ethics

"This is a richly interesting and well-researched book. It contains provocative and important arguments concerning central elements of Kantian ethics, agent-centered constraints, and a new form of consequentialism."--The Philosophical Review

Product Description
The central problem for normative ethics is the conflict between a consequentialist view--that morality requires promoting the good of all--and a belief that the rights of the individual place significant constraints on what may be done to help others. Standard interpretations see Kant as
rejecting all forms of consequentialism, and defending a theory which is fundamentally duty-based and agent-centered. Certain actions, like sacrificing the innocent, are categorically forbidden. In this original and controversial work, Cummiskey argues that there is no defensible basis for this
view, that Kant's own arguments actually entail a consequentialist conclusion. But this new form of consequentialism which follows from Kant's theories has a distinctly Kantian tone. The capacity of rational action is prior to the value of happiness; thus providing justification for the view that
rational nature is more important than mere pleasures and pains.

The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
by P. F. Strawson

# Paperback: 296 pages
# Publisher: Routledge (December 31, 1990)

This influential study of Kant in which Strawson seeks to detach the true analytical and critical achievement of Kant's work from the unacceptable metaphysics with which it is entangled.


Body and Practice in Kant

Body and Practice in Kant
(Studies in German Idealism)
by Helge Svare

# Hardcover: 328 pages
# Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (December 22, 2005)

Kant is generally conceived to have offered little attention to the fact that we experience the world in and through our bodies. This book argues that this standard image of the great German philosopher is radically wrong. Not only does Kant - throughout his career and in works published before and after the Critique of pure reason - reflect constantly upon the fact that human life is embodied, but the Critique of pure reason itself may be read as a critical reflection aimed at exploring some significant philosophical implications of this fact. Bringing this aspect of Kant's philosophy into focus is important, not only because it sheds new light on our understanding of Kant's work, but also because it is relevant to contemporary discussions in philosophy about embodiment, learning and practice. By taking his philosophy of embodiment into account, the author makes Kant stand out as a true contemporary in new and unexpected ways.