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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. added 2020-05-28
    James R. O’Shea, Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason: An Introduction and Interpretation New York: Routledge, 2014 Pp. Xii+236 ISBN 9781844652785 $31.96. [REVIEW]Preston Stovall - 2017 - Kantian Review 22 (1):162-164.
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    What Does the Transcendental Deduction Prove, and When Does It Prove It? Henry Allison on Kant’s Transcendental Deduction.Paul Guyer - 2017 - Kant-Studien 108 (4):589-600.
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    J. Colin McQuillan, Immanuel Kant: The Very Idea of a Critique of Pure Reason Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2016 Pp. Xiii+176 ISBN 9780810132481 $34.95. [REVIEW]Katerina Deligiorgi - 2017 - Kantian Review 22 (2):338-340.
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    Mario Caimi, Kant’s B Deduction, Trans. Maria Del Carmen Caimi. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. Pp. 160 ISBN 9781443865371 £41.99. [REVIEW]Thomas Land - 2017 - Kantian Review 22 (3):509-514.
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    Kant and Idealism.Tom Rockmore - 2007 - Yale University Press.
    Distinguished scholar and philosopher Tom Rockmore examines one of the great lacunae of contemporary philosophical discussion—idealism. Addressing the widespread confusion about the meaning and use of the term, he surveys and classifies some of its major forms, giving particular attention to Kant. He argues that Kant provides the all-important link between three main types of idealism: those associated with Plato, the new way of ideas, and German idealism. The author also makes a case for the contemporary relevance of at least (...)
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    Idee e sistema in Kant.Armando Manchisi - 2017 - Verifiche: Rivista Trimestrale di Scienze Umane 46 (1):227-237.
    In this paper I focus on Kantian notions of 'idea' and 'system' and the pages that Alfredo Ferrarin dedicates to these topics in his book "The Powers of Pure Reason". In particular, I examine two key texts, namely the Appendix to Transcendental Dialectics and the Architectonics of Pure Reason in the "Critique of Pure Reason". Finally, I try to outline a comparison with Hegel's position and, in so doing, to illustrate two different ways of understanding the relationship between thought and (...)
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    S. R. Palmquist, A Complete Index to Kemp Smith's Translation of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.L. W. Beck - 1989 - Kant-Studien 80 (1):121.
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    Index and Concordance to Kemp Smith's Translation.A. Broadie - 1989 - Kant-Studien 80 (1):125.
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    Erdmanns Ausgabe der Kr. d. r. V. in neuer Gestalt.A. Riehl - 1901 - Kant-Studien 5:269.
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    Kant on Laws.Eric Watkins - 2019 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book focuses on the unity, diversity, and centrality of the notion of law as it is employed in Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy. Eric Watkins argues that, by thinking through a number of issues in various historical, scientific, and philosophical contexts over several decades, Kant is able to develop a univocal concept of law that can nonetheless be applied to a wide range of particular cases, despite the diverse demands that these contexts give rise to. In addition, Watkins shows (...)
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    Kant on Consciousness, Obscure Representations and Cognitive Availability.Yibin Liang - 2017 - Philosophical Forum 48 (4):345-368.
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    Disputing Critique: Lyotard's Kantian Differend.Keith Crome - 2020 - In Sorin Baiasu & Alberto Vanzo (eds.), Kant and the Continental Tradition: Sensibility, Nature, and Religion. New York: Routledge.
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    Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason. Sebastian Gardner.Lisa Shabel - 2001 - Mind 110 (439):753-756.
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    Kant's Empirical Realism.Robert Stern - 2003 - Mind 112 (446):323-328.
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    The Possibility of Ontology.Dino Jakušić - 2017 - Dissertation, University of Warwick
    This thesis investigates the development of ontology as a philosophical discipline in the German philosophical tradition. It starts from what can be considered the invention of ontology and proceeds to the way it was received in the philosophy of Hegel. It is separated into two parts. The first part argues that what can be called the ‘traditional’ form of ontology is developed by Christian Wolff in his 1730 monograph Philosophia prima sive Ontologia, and it traces both the history of the (...)
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    Kant's Tribunal of Reason: Legal Metaphor and Normativity in the Critique of Pure Reason.Sofie Møller - 2020 - Cambridge University Press.
    Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, his main work of theoretical philosophy, frequently uses metaphors from law. In this first book-length study in English of Kant's legal metaphors and their role in the first Critique, Sofie Møller shows that they are central to Kant's account of reason. Through an analysis of the legal metaphors in their entirety, she demonstrates that Kant conceives of reason as having a structure mirroring that of a legal system in a natural right framework. Her study shows (...)
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    A Finitude Humana na Crítica da Razão Pura de Immanuel Kant e em Kant e o problema da Metafísica de Martin Heidegger.Sandro Rinaldi Feliciano - 2018 - Dissertation, Universidade Federal Do ABC
    Como escreveu Thomas Huxley “O que é conhecido é finito, o que é desconhecido infinito...”1. Aqui temos que ter em nossa imaginação que esse desconhecimento não significa não saber nada a respeito. Podemos dizer até que existe uma finitude no conhecimento do infinito.Isso não é conhecer a existência dos infinitos, e utilizar parte deles, como números, por exemplo. E para poder utiliza-los, recortamos parte da infinitude e agrupamos aquela parte que nos interessa. Também é preciso a compreensão de que não (...)
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    Epistemic Agency and the Self-Knowledge of Reason: On the Contemporary Relevance of Kant’s Method of Faculty Analysis.Thomas Land - 2018 - Synthese.
    Each of Kant’s three Critiques offers an account of the nature of a mental faculty and arrives at this account by means of a procedure I call ‘faculty analysis’. Faculty analysis is often regarded as among the least defensible aspects of Kant’s position; as a consequence, philosophers seeking to inherit Kantian ideas tend to transpose them into a different methodological context. I argue that this is a mistake: in fact faculty analysis is a live option for philosophical inquiry today. My (...)
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    Kants Kritik der Reinen Vernunft: Die Grundlegung der Modernen Philosophie, by Otfried Höffe. Munich:Verlag C. H. Beck, 2003. Pp. 378, €24.90. [REVIEW]Graham Bird - 2008 - Kantian Review 13 (1):184-187.
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    Paul Guyer , The Cambridge Companion To Kant's Critique Of Pure Reason Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010 Pp. Xiv+461 Isbn 9780521710114 , Us $33.99. [REVIEW]Graham Bird - 2013 - Kantian Review 18 (1):137-143.
    Book Reviews Graham Bird, Kantian Review, FirstView Article.
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    Zu Eckart Försters Die 25 Jahre der Philosophie. Eine systematische Rekonstruktion. [REVIEW]Reinhard Brandt - 2013 - Kant-Studien 104 (3):367-385.
    : Although Eckart Förster’s work contains many advanced scholarly accounts, it also has weaknesses. As Förster’s central attempt to make Goethe a Spinozan unfortunately ended in failure, we must recur to previous research. The same holds for several of the interpretations of Kant.
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    Remarque philologique sur le terme «Classe» dans le § 11 de la Critique de la raison pure.Maurice Bitran - 2012 - Kant-Studien 103 (2):234-236.
    : § 11 of the Critique of Pure Reason, intended to strengthen the explanation of the categories in the second edition, introduces in its two first remarks the important distinction between the mathematical and the dynamical that will occur also in other later works. In these remarks Kant creates a two-fold grouping within the categories, which seems to be spoilt by a lexical weakness concerning the terms «Classe» and «Abtheilung». As this textual anomaly does not rest on any philosophical foundation (...)
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    Jill Vance Buroker, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: An Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, Pp. X, 326, ISBN 0–521–85315-X £40.00, $75.00, 0–521–61825–8 £14.99, $24.99. [REVIEW]Seung-Kee Lee - 2011 - Kantian Review 16 (1):156-159.
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    On the Nature of Judgment in Kant’s Transcendental Logic.Eric Entrican Wilson - 2010 - Idealistic Studies 40 (1-2):43-63.
    This essay explores Kant’s account of judging. In it, I argue for two central claims. First, Kant defines the act of judgment as the exercise of a particular type of authority. When a person makes a judgment, she makes a claim to speak for everyone, and not just herself. She puts something forward as true. Kant’s term for this discursive authority is “objectivity validity,” and he identifies this as the essential feature of judging. Second, the Categories and the Principles are (...)
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    The Explanatory Structure of the Transcendental Deduction and a Cognitive Interpretation of the First Critique.Scott Edgar - 2010 - 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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    Kant's ‘Critique of Pure Reason’: A Reader's Guide, by James Luchte. London: Continuum, 2007. Pp. Vii + 192. Paperback: 082649322X, £12.99; Hardcover: 082649321 1, £60.00. [REVIEW]Katie Harrington - 2009 - Kantian Review 14 (1):136-138.
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    Kant's Conception of Architectonic in Its Philosophical Context.Paula Manchester - 2008 - Kant-Studien 99 (2):133-151.
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    Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason: An Introduction. [REVIEW]Meghant Sudan - 2008 - Teaching Philosophy 31 (3):286-289.
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    The Revolutionary Kant: A Commentary on the Critique of Pure Reason, by Graham Bird. Chicago: Open Court Books, 2006. Pp.Xii+856, $59.95. [REVIEW]Benjamin Vilhauer - 2007 - Kantian Review 12 (2):176-181.
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    Possible Experience: Understanding Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, by Arthur W. Collins. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Pp. Xix + 200. ISBN 0-520-21498-6, $45.00 ; 0-520-21499-4, $ 18.95. [REVIEW]Graham Bird - 2003 - Kantian Review 7:144-149.
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    Possible Experience: Understanding Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW]Michelle Grier - 2001 - Philosophical Review 110 (1):135-137.
    The central thesis of this book is clear. According to Collins, Kant is not an idealist of any sort. Kant is not an idealist, on Collins’s view, because he neither denies the existence of a non-mental reality nor claims that we cannot be sure that there is any non-mental reality. Because Kant explicitly criticizes both dogmatic and problematic forms of idealism, Collins concludes that the appellation “idealist” is altogether improperly ascribed to Kant. One might ask straightaway whether there might not (...)
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    The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant, Vol. 4, Practical Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Pp.Xxxiii, 668. ISBN 0-521-37103-1 , £50. [REVIEW]Katrin Flikschuh - 1999 - Kantian Review 3:143-146.
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    Kant. L’Invention Critique. [REVIEW]Claude Piché - 1999 - Dialogue 38 (2):424-425.
    Encore que l’ouvrage de Monique Castillo cherche à cerner l’interrogation philosophique kantienne dans son ensemble, il ne constitue pas pour autant une introduction à Kant au sens classique du terme. Ce livre exige en effet une certaine familiarité avec l’œuvre dans la mesure où le lecteur est convié à un parcours inédit et spéculatif visant à montrer l’unité profonde et la cohérence interne du kantisme. Ne se contentant pas uniquement de mettre en contexte les différents éléments du système, l’auteure se (...)
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    Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" Within the Tradition of Modern Logic. [REVIEW]Alfredo Ferrarin - 1997 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (3):472-474.
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    Kant, McDowell and the Theory of Consciousness.Alan Thomas - 1997 - European Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):283-305.
    This paper examines some of the central arguments of John McDowell's Mind and World, particularly his treatment of the Kantian themes of the spontaneity of thought and of the nature of self-consciousness. It is argued that in so far as McDowell departs from Kant, his position becomes less plausible in three respects. First, the space of reason is identified with the space of responsible and critical freedom in a way that runs together issues about synthesis below the level of concepts (...)
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    Understanding Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: A Simplified and Basic Summary and Commentary. [REVIEW]Rollin Workman - 1988 - Teaching Philosophy 11 (1):71-73.
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    A Companion to Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW]Frederick P. Van de Pitte - 1988 - International Studies in Philosophy 20 (1):61-61.
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    Kritik der reinen Vernunft 1981. Eine Dokumentation.R. Malter - 1986 - Société Française de Philosophie, Bulletin 77 (4):458.
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    Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: An Introductory Text. [REVIEW]Jeffrey Tlumak - 1985 - Teaching Philosophy 8 (2):181-183.
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    Existence and Objectivity in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason.J. Michael Young - 1978 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):61-68.
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    Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason: A Commentary for Students. [REVIEW]James Van Cleve - 1977 - Teaching Philosophy 2 (3/4):387-388.
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    The Critique of Pure Reason and Physics.W. H. Werkmeister - 1977 - Société Française de Philosophie, Bulletin 68 (1):33.
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    Reason and Transcendence. An Introduction to Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW]Gisela Shaw - 1973 - Philosophy and History 6 (2):138-139.
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    A Metacritique of Kant’s Critique of Reason.Winfried Weier - 1968 - International Philosophical Quarterly 8 (3):317-333.
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    Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW]Malachy R. Sullivan - 1960 - New Scholasticism 34 (4):531-533.
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    Discussion: Kant's First Critique.H. J. Paton - 1956 - Philosophical Quarterly 6 (24):260.
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    The Message of Kant.A. C. Ewing - 1931 - Journal of Philosophical Studies 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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    A Commentary on Kant's Critick of the Pure Reason: Translated From the History of Modern Philosophy.Kuno Fischer & John Pentland Mahaffy - 1866 - Longmans, Green.
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    Kant’s Response to Hume in the Second Analogy: A Critique of Gerd Buchdahl’s and Michael Friedman’s Accounts.Saniye Vatansever - 2018 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 8 (2):310–346.
    This article presents a critical analysis of two influential readings of Kant’s Second Analogy, namely, Gerd Buchdahl’s “modest reading” and Michael Friedman’s “strong reading.” After pointing out the textual and philosophical problems with each, I advance an alternative reading of the Second Analogy argument. On my reading, the Second Analogy argument proves the existence of necessary and strictly universal causal laws. This, however, does not guarantee that Kant has a solution for the problem of induction. After I explain why the (...)
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    Thomas C. Vinci. Space, Geometry, and Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of the Categories. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. Xii+251, Index. $78.00. [REVIEW]Emily Carson - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):341-344.
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