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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0140447474
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin; 1st edition (31 January 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 784 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780140447477
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0140447477
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.95 x 3.56 x 19.81 cm
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New translation for the greatest masterpiece of the man many regard as the most important modern philosopher

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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was one of the most influential philosophers of all time. His comprehensive and profound thinking on aesthetics, ethics and knowledge has had an immense impact on all subsequent philosophy.Marcus Weigelt's lucid reworking of Max M ller's classic translation makes the critique accessible to a new generation of readers, while his informative introduction places the work in context and elucidates Kant's main arguments.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A true Masterpiece
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First of all, it's not an easy book to read. It's very long and almost unreadable due to its dry prose and complex terminology. That's something you should always expect when you're reading a high-end philosophy book.
Anyway, there are a few terms you need to understand before I come to the core ideas of this book.

1. Synthetic a posteriori knowledge, that is, the knowledge we gain from our experiences.

2. Analytic a priori knowledge, that is, the universal knowledge which is independent of experience, such as our knowledge of mathematics.

These two ideas are found in the earlier empiricist philosophers such as John Locke and David Hume as well as in rationalist philosophers such as G.Wilhelm.

In the "Critique of Pure Reasons"  Kant argues that "Synthetic A priori" Judgement is also possible.  And for this, Kant gave the Newtonian example of (7 + 5 = 12).
Here, no amount of analysis will find 12 in either 7 or 5. Thus Kant concludes that all pure mathematics is synthetic through a priori, the number 7 is seven and the number 5 is five, and the number 12 is twelve, In other words, they are universal and necessary.
The entire Kant's philosophy can be understood within the three transcendental critiques, or approaches.

1. Transcendental Aesthetics (Sensibility)
2. Transcendental Analytic  (Understanding)
3. Transcendental Dialectic (Reason)

Human thinking faculty is divided into two aspects on which we understand things around us.
Understanding, that is, Transcendental Aesthetics and Reason, that is, Transcendental Dialectic ( Note: Kant keeps Reason at a slightly higher domain. Reasons tell us about the limitations of our Understandings.
And the Transcendental Dialectic that is according to Kant will free us from the Transcendental illusion or the Metaphysical illusions

He also gave the concept of Noumena and phenomena world.
Noumena: Reality as we see it, experience it, and which are given to us in one experience which is known as phenomena world.
And then there is noumena world which can be understood as things in themselves. Its existence is never doubted. Just because we do not experience it, we can not know about it. It's preconditioning and without that, we can not know anything with certainty about matters of facts.

God, Freedom, Immortality, these are transcendental concepts, that is, a metaphysical concept, But philosottendstities.

The most fundamental concepts which later Kant would call them " Idea of Pure Reason"

Soul ( unitary and substantial)
Cosmos (infinite world process as a unity)
God (the totality of existence )

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