David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2009)
Two of the most prominent questions in Kant's critical philosophy concern reason. The first, central to his theoretical philosophy, is the unprovable pretensions of reason in earlier “rationalist” philosophers, especially Leibniz and Descartes. The second, central to his practical philosophy, is the subservient role accorded to reason by the British empiricists—above all Hume, who declared, “Reason is wholly inactive, and can never be the source of so active a principle as conscience, or a sense of morals.” Treatise, 18.104.22.168; see also the entry on Rationalism vs. Empiricism .) Thus the titles of two key works: the monumental Critique of Pure Reason, and the Critique of Practical Reason that is middle point of his great trio of moral writings (between the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals and The Metaphysics of Morals).
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Melissa McBay Merritt (2006). Science and the Synthetic Method of the Critique of Pure Reason. Review of Metaphysics 59 (3):517-539.
Stefano Bacin (2010). The Meaning of the Critique of Practical Reason for Moral Beings: The Doctrine of Method of Pure Practical Reason. In Andrews Reath & Jens Timmermann (eds.), Kant's Critique of Practical Reason: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.
Sally S. Sedgwick (2008). Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
Andrews Reath (2010). Formal Principles and the Form of a Law. In Andrews Reath & Jens Timmermann (eds.), Kant's Critique of Practical Reason: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.
Immanuel Kant (1970). The Essential Kant. New York,New American Library.
Lara Ostaric (2009). Kant's Account of Nature's Systematicity and the Unity of Theoretical and Practical Reason. Inquiry 52 (2):155 – 178.
Immanuel Kant (1949/1976). Critique of Practical Reason, and Other Writings in Moral Philosophy. Garland Pub..
Allen Wood (1998). The Final Form of Kant's Practical Philosophy. Southern Journal of Philosophy 36 (S1):1-20.
Susan Neiman (1994). The Unity of Reason: Rereading Kant. Oxford University Press.
Pauline Kleingeld (1998). Kant on the Unity of Theoretical and Practical Reason. Review of Metaphysics 52 (2):500-528.
Added to index2009-01-30
Total downloads55 ( #36,126 of 1,692,523 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #75,638 of 1,692,523 )
How can I increase my downloads?