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Summary Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (Kritik der reinen Vernunft) inaugurates the Critical period in Kant's thought. The first publication is referred to as the "A" edition and was published in 1781, and the second, or "B" edition appeared in 1787. Most contemporary editions of the work combine the two editions. Citations are usually of the form "A [page] / B [ page]", or use the pagination of the edition published by the Berlin Academy (the Akademieausgabe). This category contains works that deal with the Critique itself: editions of the work, the historical context of the Critique itself, and, more generally, the nature of the Critique itself, rather than its content or specific arguments. Work on the content and  arguments of the Critique, especially on Kant's specific philosophical positions, are found in the other Kant categories on PhilPapers.
Key works These are key works on Kant’s Critique considered as an historical artifact: differences in editions, background, commentary on how the work was written, and Kant’s remarks on the work and its context.  Eric Watkins edits a collection of Background Materials, which set out significant intellectual context. The Prolegomena to any Future Metaphysics is one of Kant’s own attempts to explain the arguments of the Critique. The Oxford edition and the Cambridge edition contain early reviews and responses to the CritiqueThe online Academy edition (Akademieausgabe) of Kant’s works is a useful way to compare editions of the Critique, and to compare Kant’s Critique with the works before and after it. The Academy edition also reprints Kant’s correspondence about the first Critique.
Introductions The essays in Paul Guyer’s Cambridge Companion to the Critique of Pure Reason cover the background, context, editions, and reviews of the first Critique.
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  1. Jerrold J. Abrams (2004). Peirce, Kant, and Apel on Transcendental Semiotics: The Unity of Apperception and the Deduction of the Categories of Signs. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 40 (4):627 - 677.
  2. C. Adair-Toteff (1998). Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 6:297-298.
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  3. Harry Allison, Karl Ameriks, Lewis White Beck, Lorne Falkenstein, Paul Guyer, Philip Kitcher, Charles Parsons, P. F. Strawson & Allen W. Wood (1998). Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: Critical Essays. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  4. Karl Ameriks (2003). Interpreting Kant's Critiques. Oxford University Press.
    Karl Ameriks here collects his most important essays to provide a uniquely detailed and up-to-date analysis of Kant's main arguments in all three major areas of his work: theoretical philosophy (Critique of Pure Reason), practical philosophy (Critique of Practical Reason), and aesthetics (Critique of Judgment). Guiding the volume is Ameriks's belief that one cannot properly understand any one of these Critiques except in the context of the other two. The essays can be read individually, but read together they offer a (...)
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  5. R. J. B. (1967). Review: Wolff, Kant: A Collection of Critical Essays. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 21 (1):169-169.
  6. R. J. B. (1967). Review: Wolff, Kant: A Collection of Critical Essays. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 21 (1):169-170.
  7. R. J. B. (1967). Review: Wolff, Kant: A Collection of Critical Essays. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 21 (1):169-169.
  8. Baumgarten (2009). Alexander Baumgarten: Metaphysics (1739). In Eric Watkins (ed.), Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: Background Source Materials. Cambridge University Press.
  9. Graham Bird (2013). Review: Guyer (Ed), The Cambridge Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW] Kantian Review 18 (1):137-143.
    Book Reviews Graham Bird, Kantian Review , FirstView Article(s).
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  10. Graham Bird (2013). Review: Guyer (Ed), The Cambridge Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW] Kantian Review 18 (1):137-143.
    Book Reviews Graham Bird, Kantian Review , FirstView Article(s).
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  11. Graham Bird (2008). Review: Höffe, Kant's Kritik der Reinen Vernunft: Die Grundlegung der Modernen Philosophie. [REVIEW] Kantian Review 13 (1):184-187.
  12. Graham Bird (2008). Review: Höffe, Kants Kritik der reinen Vernunft: Die Grundlegung der modernen Philosophie. [REVIEW] Kantian Review 13 (1):184-187.
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  13. Graham Bird (2003). Review: Possible Experience: Collins, Understanding Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW] Kantian Review 7:144-149.
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  14. Graham Bird (2003). Review: Collins, Possible Experience: Understanding Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW] Kantian Review 7:144-149.
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  15. Graham Bird (1999). Review: Falkenstein, Kant's Intuitionism: A Commentary on the Transcendental Aesthetic. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Philosophy 7 (1):147 – 153.
    Kant's Intuitionism: A Commentary on the Transcendental Aesthetic. Lorne Falkenstein. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1995. pp. xxiii + 465. £45?50. ISBN 0?8020?2973?6.
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  16. Maurice Bitran (2012). Remarque philologique sur le terme «Classe» dans le § 11 de la Critique de la raison pure. Kant-Studien 103 (2):234-236.
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  17. Irene Borges-Duarte (2006). A Natureza Das Coisas E as Coisas da Natureza: Um Estudo da Crítica da Razão Pura. Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa.
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  18. Reinhard Brandt (2013). Zu Eckart Försters Die 25 Jahre der Philosophie. Eine systematische Rekonstruktion. Kant-Studien 104 (3):367-385.
  19. Jill Vance Buroker (2006). Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
    In this new introductory textbook to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Jill Vance Buroker explains the role of this first Critique in Kant's Critical project and offers a line-by-line reading of the major arguments in the text. She situates Kant's views in relation both to his predecessors and to contemporary debates, explaining his Critical philosophy as a response to the failure of rationalism and the challenge of skepticism. Paying special attention to Kant's notoriously difficult vocabulary, she explains the strengths and (...)
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  20. Mario Caimi (2000). Einige Bemerkungen über die Metaphysische Deduktion in der Kritik der reinen Vernunft. Kant-Studien 91 (3):257-282.
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  21. H. W. Cassirer (1955). Kant's First Critique. New York, Macmillan.
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  22. H. W. Cassirer (1954/2002). Kant's First Critique: An Appraisal of the Permanent Significance of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Routledge.
    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  23. Ruth F. Chadwick & Clive Cazeaux (eds.) (1992). Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Routledge.
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  24. James Van Cleve (1999). Problems From Kant. OUP USA.
    In this work, James Van Cleve examines the main topics from Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Among the topics discussed in detail are Kant's transcendental idealism, necessity and analyticity, space and time, substance and cause, noumena and things-in-themselves, problems of the self, and rational theology. In a concluding chapter, Van Cleve relates Kant's thought to modern anti-realist approaches, in particular, the work of Putnam and Dummett. The work's orientation toward specific problems, rather than toward entire passages or sections of the (...)
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  25. Arthur W. Collins (1999). Possible Experience: Understanding Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. University of California Press.
    Arthur Collins's succinct, revisionist exposition of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason brings a new clarity to this notoriously difficult text.
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  26. Christian August Crusius (2009). Christian August Crusius: Sketch of the Necessary Truths of Reason (1745). In Eric Watkins (ed.), Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: Background Source Materials. Cambridge University Press.
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  27. Rashvihari Das (1968). A Handbook to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Calcutta, Progressive Publishers.
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  28. H. J. de Vleeschauwer (1963). Wie ich jetzt die kritik der reinen vernunft entwicklungsgeschichtlich lese. Kant-Studien 54 (1-4).
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  29. O. Dekens (2003). Destutt de Tracy's Ideological Reading of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Kant-Studien 94 (2):240-255.
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  30. Jean-Jacques Delfour (1997). Une équivocité énigmatique dans le quatrième paralogisme de la Critique de la raison pure. La labilité de la frontière entre réalité et effectivité. Kant-Studien 88 (3):280-310.
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  31. D. P. Dryer (1968). Review: Bennett, Kant's Analytic. [REVIEW] Dialogue 6 (04):610-612.
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  32. D. P. Dryer (1963). The Aim of the Critique of Pure Reason. Dialogue 2 (03):301-312.
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  33. Daniel Dumouchel (1994). La découverte de la faculté de juger réfléchissante. Kant-Studien 85 (4):419-442.
  34. Katherine Dunlop (2009). Review of Kurt Mosser, Necessity and Possibility: The Logical Strategy of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (5).
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  35. Philip Dwyer (2010). Necessity and Possibility: The Logical Strategy of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (3):402-403.
    This book is a foray into the thorny interpretive issue of what to make of Kant's so-called "Metaphysical Deduction" of the categories. As with many of the arguments in the first Critique, the claim of the Metaphysical Deduction is easier to make out than its argument. The claim is that by some or other reference to "general logic," one may obtain a "transcendental logic," i.e., a justification (or "deduction") of the categories (of the understanding) necessary to the (very) possibility of (...)
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  36. Corey W. Dyck (2011). Review of Paul Guyer (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (1).
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  37. Scott Edgar (2010). The Explanatory Structure of the Transcendental Deduction and a Cognitive Interpretation of the First Critique. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40 (2):285-314.
    Consider two competing interpretations of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: the epistemic and cognitive interpretations. The epistemic interpretation presents the first Critique as a work of epistemology, but what is more, it sees Kant as an early proponent of anti-psychologism—the view that descriptions of how the mind works are irrelevant for epistemology.2 Even if Kant does not always manage to purge certain psychological-sounding idioms from his writing, the epistemic interpretation has it, he is perfectly clear that he means his evaluation (...)
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  38. Stephen A. Erickson (1969). Review: Strawson, Bounds of Sense. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 7 (3).
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  39. J. C. R. Esteves (2004). Did Kant Have to Combine Thesis and Antithesis of the Third Antinomy in 'Kritik der Reinen Vernunft'. Kant-Studien 95 (2):146-170.
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  40. A. C. Ewing (1938/1987). A Short Commentary on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. University of Chicago Press.
    This concise volume is at once an excellent introduction to Kant'sCritique of Pure Reasonand an original analysis of Kant's ideas.
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  41. A. C. Ewing (1931). The Message of Kant. Philosophy 6 (21):43-55.
    It is very unfortunate that the philosopher who, as would be generally agreed, has had the greatest influence on modern thought is a writer whose style presents a particularly formidable barrier to the layman, or indeed to any reader tackling him for the first time; and this makes it all the more necessary that an effort should be made by those who have read and studied his works to communicate what they take to be the essential parts of his message. (...)
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  42. Alfredo Ferrarin (1997). Review of G. Tonelli, Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" Within the Tradition of Modern Logic. Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (3):472-474.
  43. Maurizio Ferraris (2004). Goodbye, Kant!: Cosa Resta Oggi Della Critica Della Ragion Pura. Tascabili Bompiani.
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  44. Kuno Fischer (1866/1976). A Commentary on Kant's Critick of the Pure Reason: Translated From the History of Modern Philosophy. Garland Pub..
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  45. Kuno Fischer & BENJAMIN RAND (1883). The Centennial of the "Critique of Pure Reason". Journal of Speculative Philosophy 17 (3):225 - 245.
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  46. Katrin Flikschuh (1999). Review: Flikschuha, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant. [REVIEW] Kantian Review 3:143-146.
  47. Eckart Förster (2012). The 25 Years of Philosophy: A Systematic Reconstruction. Harvard University Press.
  48. Eckart Förster (2011). Die 25 Jahre der Philosophie: Eine Systematische Rekonstruktion. Vittorio Klostermann.
  49. Paul Foulkes (1984). Critique of Pure Reason By I. Kant Concise Text in a New Faithful Terminologically Improved Translation Exhibiting the Structure of Kant's Argument in Thesis and Proof.With Introduction and Glossary by Wolfgang Schwarz. Scientia Verlag Aalen, 1982, Xxxvi + 281 Pp., DM98. [REVIEW] Philosophy 59 (230):555-.
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  50. Mainz Funke, M. Lauth, F. Bern, La Rocca, Robinson, Brandt, Schulze, Bondeli, Dancy, Plerobon & Chenet (1996). Kant-Studien, Begründet von Hans Vaihinger; neubegründet von Paul Menzer und Gottfried Martin. Kant-Studien 1896:385.
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