Kant's Critique of Pure Reason : Background Source Materials

  title={Kant's Critique of Pure Reason : Background Source Materials},
  author={Eric Watkins},
1. Christian Wolff: rational thoughts on God, the world and the soul of human beings also all things in general (1720) 2. Martin Knutzen: system of causes (1735) philosophical treatise on the immaterial nature of the soul (1744) 3. Alexander Baumgarten: metaphysics (1739) 4. Christian August Crusius: sketch of the necessary truths of reason (1745) 5. Leonhard Euler: letters to a German princess (1760-1762) 6. Johann Heinrich Lambert: treatise on the criterion of truth (1761) new organon (1764… 
Imagination Bound: A Theoretical Imperative
OF DISSERTATION IMAGINATION BOUND: A THEORETICAL IMPERATIVE Kant’s theory of productive imagination falls at the center of the critical project. This is evident in the 1781 Critique of Pure Reason,
The Province of Conceptual Reason: Hegel's Post-Kantian Rationalism
THE PROVINCE OF CONCEPTUAL REASON: HEGEL’S POST-KANTIAN RATIONALISM W. Clark Wolf, B.S., M.A. Marquette University, 2019 In this dissertation, I seek to explain G.W.F. Hegel’s view that human
The Relation between God and the World in the Pre-Critical Kant: Was Kant a Spinozist?
Abstract Andrew Chignell and Omri Boehm have recently argued that Kant’s pre-Critical proof for the existence of God entails a Spinozistic conception of God and hence substance monism. The basis for
Kant on time : self-affection and the constitution of objectivity in transcendental philosophy
This dissertation’s contribution consists in providing a novel interpretation of the role time plays in Kant’s transcendental idealism. A significant part of Kant scholarship on the Critiques tends
Bringing representations to distinctness : German Rationalist method, the Critical Philosophy, and the case in the Appendix
The so-called ‘amphiboly’ section of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason is a section that has remained relatively understudied in commentaries and literature on the Critique. In this brief appendix to
Intellectualism, Relational Properties and the Divine Mind in Kant's Pre-Critical Philosophy
Abstract I demonstrate that the pre-Critical Kant is essentialist and intellectualist about the relational properties of substances. That is to say, God can choose whether or not to create a
A Wolff in Kant’s Clothing: Christian Wolff’s Influence on Kant’s Accounts of Consciousness, Self‐Consciousness, and Psychology
In attempts to come to grips with Kant’s thought, the influence of the philosophy of Christian Wolff (1679–1754) is often neglected. In this paper, I consider three topics related to Kant’s
Nature in General as a System of Ends
Despite the many complexities, mysteries, and puzzles that one inevitably encounters reading the “Critique of the Teleological Power of Judgment,” the basic structure of Kant’s main line of argument
What is, for Kant, a Law of Nature?
Abstract: In this paper I explore Kant’s understanding of a law of nature. I begin by reviewing Kant’s explicit statements about what a law is in general before describing an important challenge to
Conceptual Analysis and the Essence of Space: Kant’s Metaphysical Exposition Revisited
Abstract: I offer here an account of the methodology, historical context, and content of Kant’s so-called “Metaphysical Exposition of the Concept of Space” (MECS). Drawing on Critical and


Theoretical Philosophy, 1755-1770
Introductions of the translations 1. A new elucidation of the first principles of metaphysical cognition (1755) 2. The employment in natural philosophy of metaphysics combined with geometry, of which
Kant and the Claims of Knowledge.
Acknowledgments Notes on sources Introduction Part I. Kant's Early View: 1. The problem of objective validity 2. The transcendental theory of experience: 1774-1775 Part II. The Transcendental
Kant: A Biography
Chronology of Kant's life and work Prologue and epilogue, 'As You Like It' 1. Childhood and early youth (1724-1740) 2. Student and private teacher (1740-1755) 3. The elegant magister (1755-1764) 4.
Lectures on Metaphysics
1. Metaphysik Herder (selections) [Ak. 28: 39-53] 2. Metaphysik L1 (complete except for the Natural Theology and Heinze extracts) [Ak.28: 195-301] 3. Metaphysik Mrongovius (complete except for the
Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality
Introduction Part I. Causality in Context: 1. Pre-established harmony versus physical influx 2. Kant's pre-critical theory of causality Part II. Causality in the Critical Period: 3. Kant's second and
Kant and the Exact Sciences
Introduction: metaphysics and exact science in the evolution of Kant's thought. Part 1 The critical period: geometry concepts and intuitions in the mathematical sciences metaphysical foundations of
Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy and his System of the World
translated into English by Andrew Motte in 1729 the translations revised, and supplied with an historical and explanatory appendix, by Florian Cajori.