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Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

with two early reviews of the Critique of Reason

Immanuel Kant
Edited by Günter Zöller

Publication Date - February 2004

ISBN: 9780198751519

264 pages
Paperback

Retail Price to Students: $44.99

Description

This accessible and practical edition of Kant's best introduction to his own work is designed especially for students. Assuming no prior knowledge of the Prolegomena, esteemed scholar Günter Zöller provides an extensive introduction that covers Kant's life, the origin and reception of the Prolegomena, the organization of the work, its principal arguments, and its philosophical significance. Detailed notes, a chronology, a glossary, an annotated bibliography, and two reviews of the Critique of Pure Reason--which establishes the specific intellectual background of the Prolegomena--are also included.

Features

  • This accessible and practical edition of Kant's best introduction to his work is specially written for students
  • It includes an extensive introduction which covers Kant's life, the origin and reception of the Prolegomena, the organization of the work, its principal arguments, and its philosophical significance
  • Zoeller is an extremely well regarded and influential commentator on Kant's work
  • This volume includes two reviews of the Critique of Pure Reason, which establishes the specific intellectual background of the Prolegomena

About the Author(s)

Günter Zöller is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Munich and member of the Fichte Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. He served as Vice President of the North American Kant Society between 1988 and 1994.

He has written extensively on Kant and has also has worked as an editor and translator of classical German philosophy. Books published previously include Objective Reference in Kant (1984) and Schopenhauer's Prize Essay on the Freedom of the Will (1999).

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Introductory Material
    Editors Introduction
    Advice on Further Reading
    Overview of the Prolegomena
    Analysis of the Prolegomena
    Note on Texts and Translations
    Notes to Part I
    Part 2: Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
    Preface
    Preamble: Of What is Peculiar to All Metaphysical Cognition
    General Question of the Prolegomena: Is Metaphysics Possible at All?
    General Question: How is Cognition from Pure Reason Possible?
    Editors Notes to Prolegomena, Preface and Preamble
    First Part of the Main Transcendental Question: How is Pure Mathematics Possible?
    Editors Notes to Prolegomena, First Part
    Editors Notes to Prolegomena, Second Part
    Editors Notes to Prolegomena, Third Part
    Appendix: Of What Can Be Done to Make Metaphysics as Science Actual
    Editors Notes to Prolegomena, Solution and Appendix
    Part 3: Supplementary Texts
    The Göttingen Review of the Critique of Pure Reason
    Editors Notes to the Göttingen Review
    The Garve Review of the Critique of Pure Reason
    Editors Notes to the Garve Review
    Part 4: Reference Material
    Glossary, Bibliography, Chronology, Index of Names, Index of Terms