Palgrave-Macmillan (2009)

Kant famously identified 'What is man?' as the fundamental question that encompasses the whole of philosophy. Yet surprisingly, there has been no concerted effort amongst Kant scholars to examine Kant's actual philosophy of man. This book, which is inspired by, and part of, the recent movement that focuses on the empirical dimension of Kant's works, is the first sustained attempt to extract from his writings on biology, anthropology and history an account of the human sciences, their underlying unity, their presuppositions as well as their methodology. In exploring his philosophical and epistemological foundation of the human sciences, it reveals an unexpected picture of Kant, a picture of a thinker who is profoundly attentive to the diversity, detail and complexity of the human world.
Keywords Biology  Anthropology  Kant  Human Sciences  Freedom  Pragmatic
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $60.52 used (45% off)   $71.56 direct from Amazon (35% off)    Amazon page
Call number B2798.C68 2009
ISBN(s) 0230224326   9780230224322
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 50,268
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Kant: Constitutivism as Capacities-First Philosophy.Karl Schafer - 2019 - Philosophical Explorations 22 (2):177-193.

View all 12 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total views
18 ( #529,436 of 2,325,391 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #667,459 of 2,325,391 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes