Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (mobi)

Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics mobi Translation by James Fieser based on Paul Carus s translation Prolegomenon plural prolegomena refers to any critical introduction or essay at the start of a book Prolegomena to Any Future Metaph

  • Title: Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (mobi)
  • Author: Immanuel Kant
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  • Page: 423
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  • Translation by James Fieser, based on Paul Carus s 1902 translation Prolegomenon plural prolegomena refers to any critical introduction or essay at the start of a book Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics is one of the shorter works by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant It was published in 1783, two years after the first edition of his Critique of Pure Reason ProTranslation by James Fieser, based on Paul Carus s 1902 translation Prolegomenon plural prolegomena refers to any critical introduction or essay at the start of a book Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics is one of the shorter works by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant It was published in 1783, two years after the first edition of his Critique of Pure Reason Prolegomena contains an overview and defense of the Critique s main conclusions, sometimes by arguments Kant had not used in the Critique Kant characterizes his accessible approach here as an analytic one, as opposed to the Critique s synthetic examination of successive faculties of the mind and their principles The book is also intended as a polemic Kant was disappointed by the poor reception of the Critique of Pure Reason, and here he repeatedly emphasizes the importance of its critical project for the very existence of metaphysics as a science The final appendix contains a detailed rebuttal to an unfavorable review of the Critique Excerpted from , the free encyclopedia More e Books from MobileReference Best Books Best Price Best Search and Navigation TM All fiction books are only 0.99 All collections are only 5.99Designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices Search for any title enter mobi shortened MobileReference and a keyword for example mobi ShakespeareTo view all books, click on the MobileReference link next to a book title Literary Classics Over 10,000 complete works by Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, Dickens, Tolstoy, and other authors All books feature hyperlinked table of contents, footnotes, and author biography Books are also available as collections, organized by an author Collections simplify book access through categorical, alphabetical, and chronological indexes They offer lower price, convenience of one time download, and reduce clutter of titles in your digital library Religion The Illustrated King James Bible, American Standard Bible, World English Bible Modern Translation , Mormon Church s Sacred Texts Philosophy Rousseau, Spinoza, Plato, Aristotle, Marx, Engels Travel Guides and Phrasebooks for All Major Cities New York, Paris, London, Rome, Venice, Prague, Beijing, Greece Medical Study Guides Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Abbreviations and Terminology, Human Nervous System, Biochemistry College Study Guides FREE Weight and Measures, Physics, Math, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Statistics, Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Mythology History Art History, American Presidents, U.S History, Encyclopedias of Roman Empire, Ancient Egypt Health Acupressure Guide, First Aid Guide, Art of Love, Cookbook, Cocktails, Astrology Reference The World s Biggest Mobile Encyclopedia CIA World Factbook, Illustrated Encyclopedias of Birds, Mammals

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      Immanuel Kant was an 18th century philosopher from K nigsberg, Prussia now Kaliningrad, Russia He s regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe of the late Enlightenment His most important work is The Critique of Pure Reason, an investigation of reason itself It encompasses an attack on traditional metaphysics epistemology, highlights his own contribution to these areas Other main works of his maturity are The Critique of Practical Reason, which is about ethics, The Critique of Judgment, about esthetics teleology.Pursuing metaphysics involves asking questions about the ultimate nature of reality Kant suggested that metaphysics can be reformed thru epistemology He suggested that by understanding the sources limits of human knowledge we can ask fruitful metaphysical questions He asked if an object can be known to have certain properties prior to the experience of that object He concluded that all objects that the mind can think about must conform to its manner of thought Therefore if the mind can think only in terms of causality which he concluded that it does then we can know prior to experiencing them that all objects we experience must either be a cause or an effect However, it follows from this that it s possible that there are objects of such a nature that the mind cannot think of them, so the principle of causality, for instance, cannot be applied outside experience hence we cannot know, for example, whether the world always existed or if it had a cause So the grand questions of speculative metaphysics are off limits, but the sciences are firmly grounded in laws of the mind Kant believed himself to be creating a compromise between the empiricists the rationalists The empiricists believed that knowledge is acquired thru experience alone, but the rationalists maintained that such knowledge is open to Cartesian doubt and that reason alone provides us with knowledge Kant argues, however, that using reason without applying it to experience will only lead to illusions, while experience will be purely subjective without first being subsumed under pure reason Kant s thought was very influential in Germany during his lifetime, moving philosophy beyond the debate between the rationalists empiricists The philosophers Fichte, Schelling, Hegel and Schopenhauer saw themselves as correcting and expanding Kant s system, thus bringing about various forms of German Idealism Kant continues to be a major influence on philosophy to this day, influencing both Analytic and Continental philosophy.



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    • Hieroglyphics: A Reluctant TranslationThe Prolegomena is valuable as a summarization that is intended to be less obscure and suited for popular consumption. It tries to compress Kant’s criticism of (all) previous work in metaphysics and the theory of knowledge -- first propounded in the Critique of Pure Reason, which provided a comprehensive response to early modern philosophy and a starting point for most subsequent work in philosophy.A note on the Edition: This is a wonderful edition to appr [...]


    • My object is to persuade all those who think metaphysics worth studying that it is absolutely necessary to pause a moment and, disregarding all that has been done, to propose first the preliminary question, "Whether such a thing as metaphysics be at all possible?"If it is a science, how does it happen that it cannot, like other sciences, obtain universal and permanent recognition? If not, how can it maintain its pretensions, and keep the human understanding in suspense with hopes never ceasing, [...]


    • Kant necessitated a paradigm shift in philosophy with the Prolegomena. Prior to Kant, philosophy sought to discover and ask questions about an objective world. Kant showed that it made no sense to talk about the world without also talking about a subject through whom it filtered. The forms of human intuition, and our own conceptual framework, rightfully entered philosophy. For anyone interested in the history of the discipline, this little text (as unnecessarily difficult as it can sometimes be) [...]


    • This is what I read on lazy Sunday afternoons.A very concise (and almost readable!) work by Kant, summarizing and clarifying some of the monstrous and intricately detailed trails of thinking from his masterwork, The Critique of Pure Reason. Lays out the groundwork for the philosophy of science, logic, and metaphysics.


    • I'd started but not finished this supplementary polemic to the Critique of Pure Reason while working on my seminary thesis at the Hungarian Pastry Shop on 110th and Cathedral in New York City. Although some had recommended it as an easy approach to the critical project, time was short and I wanted to get through the three Critiques and all the Kant texts either cited by C.G. Jung or contained in his library at the time of his death first. I did so, then got back to this after graduation. It serv [...]


    • 98% of all philosophers spend their professional lives bullshitting. What most people fail to appreciate about Kant is that he actually said things specific enough that they turned out to be wrong. Einstein was able to refute his claims about the nature of time and space and show they were incorrect. How many other philosophers can say as much? Go Kant!




    • “Philosophers usually think of their discipline as one which discusses perennial, eternal problems - problems which arise as soon as one reflects.” Thus Richard Rorty begins his tremendous masterpiece ‘Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature’, which is not the book I’m reviewing here(1). He(Rorty) goes on to critique/demolish this idea for 400-or-so pages, suggesting (in my mangled paraphrase) that instead we should think of philosophers (and, really, people in general) as creating partic [...]


    • As Kant modestly put it, no one had ever thought that the conditions for our experience could be ascertained a priori (what an exciting premise!). And so comes this book, ostensibly for the layman but in reality intended for lazy academics in the backwoods of Konigsberg (now Kaliningrad) who couldn't plough through the Critique without misunderstanding it, which is mostly a polemic answering four questions that are supposed to get us riled up for a first-hand encounter with modern philosophy's m [...]


    • Kant was a pretty smart guy and maybe I'm not so smart, but I can't understand what he thought he accomplished with the Prolegomena. Kant's stated purpose was to refute Hume, who had cast doubt on the concept of causation by pointing out that we only observe one event following another and have no reason to conclude that the first caused the second. Kant's solution is posit that all sensory information is subjective. Even so basic information as the spatial and temporal orientation of objects an [...]


    • Reading Kant is pretty interesting. The Prolegomena is doubtless a masterful work Kant found a totally novel way of reconciling empirical, scientific concepts with an idealistic worldview. Granted, my own perspectives are pretty far from the transcendental idealist system that he proposes, but I have massive appreciation for his insights recognizing the lens quality of space and time, for instance.I should note that I don't, for a minute, buy transcendental idealism. He's willing to chalk a lot [...]


    • I pretty much concur with the consensus that Kant was a spectacularly shitty writer, if an important and occasionally good philosopher, but this particular book isn't as bad as reading his other stuff, and pretty succinctly covers some very important aspects of Kant's philosophy, and what it has unfortunately spawned since.




    • "If it [metaphysics:] is a science, how does it happen that it cannot, like other sciences, obtain universal and permanent recognition?" pg. 1, pgh 256."Human reason so delights in construction that it has several times built up a tower and then razed it to examine the nature of the foundation. It is never too late to become reasonable and wise; but if the insight comes late, there is always more difficulty in starting the change." pg. 2, pgh 256."For inasmuch as our judgment cannot be corrected [...]


    • Okay, I have what I'd like to call 'the Prolegomena Paradox' as to what to read first, the Prolegomena which is meant to explain the Critique, or read the Critique, then the Prolegomena, and maybe the Critique once again. See the problem. Anyway, I have made the choice of reading this first, of course without full comprehension of the Critique, I am a bit puzzled and confused.One of the simple points in the book is the assertion that metaphysics cannot be empirical. For the cognition, as Kant pu [...]


    • Having published his Critique of Pure Reason in 1781, Kant got the impression he was being grossly misunderstood (if you can believe it) by his contemporaries. To clear up any misunderstandings anyone may have, he wrote the Prolegomena as a summary/introduction to his first Critique.I admit that I actually enjoy reading Kant. If anything, he is thorough, which means that if you don't grasp an idea the first time around you won't have to wait long for him to repeat it. Kant's writing is very meth [...]


    • I'm coming back to the Prolegomena after some time away from them. It's kind of odd re-reading the book because I've been focusing so much on the CPR that the organization (Kant says that the Prolegomena take a "synthetic" rather than "analytic" approach to understanding pure reason's limitations and the possibility of metaphysics) is a little strange. Perhaps I'm just used to the so-called analytic approach and therefore I should set aside the Prolegomena. But I've found that there are a few po [...]


    • The book itself - the translation, accompanying introduction and excerpts from the Critique - are great. Kant's writing is not as great. Hence 3/5."I freely admit that the remembrance of David Hume was the very thing that many years ago first interrupted my dogmatic slumber"Interrupted. Kant woke up, made some very good points, asked some key questions, and then sort of drifted off to sleep again. Why o why Kant? Why so many fantastic jumps in logic? Is it really just a reflection of the state o [...]


    • A briefer and more accessible look at Kant's famous Critique of Pure Reason, this work has become a standard in undergraduate philosophy programs. For those who have not read any of Kant's work, this is the one to start with. It will help the reader grow accustomed to Kant's method of analysis. It also establishes the importance of Kant's thought within the history of philosophy. Much of Kant's work was a reaction to large problems he saw in the philosophical system of his time, and he is well-k [...]


    • My appreciation for Kant has little to do with the accessibility of the writing. The philosophy is dense and readers must quickly familiarize themselves with the large vocabulary Kant creates in exploring the possibility of metaphysics. However, his argumentation is extremely convincing and it's clear by the end of the book why it is a necessary read. My thought process went something like this: "Now that I finally get what he's saying, I'm totally on board with it!"


    • I read large portions of this work slightly drunk, and that either assisted my understanding or had no effect. It's definitely better taken in as a whole rather than scrutinized sentence by sentence. The man repeats himself enough that things will start coming together if you just press on. Don't ask me to explain anything. It makes sense in my head, but I can't make it come out my mouth.


    • Where Kant's work is not extremely dry but intelligible. This text was essential in promulgating his transcendental idealism which reconciled the rationalists and empiricist who are so often at odds. Kant took ideas from both of their sides and created a metaphysical system which is quite brilliant, but does require some serious attention to be able to understand it fully.


    • I'm not a huge Kant fan and it's rather difficult to read. But, highly recommended for an excercise in pretension.




    • “If I have a book that thinks for me, a pastor who acts as my conscience, a physician who prescribes my diet, and so on - then I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me.” ~ Immanuel Kant in What is EnlightenmentThere’s a lot of truth in this and it’s a good summary of how Kant looks at the world. This isn’t to say it isn’t without problems, which come to a head in Prolegomena. Humans are much [...]


    • Immanuel Kant was undoubtedly the most important figure in philosophy after Aristotle. To rescue our notion of causality from the seemingly devastating critique of Hume, he effected what he called his "Copernican revolution" in philosophy: rather than ideas or essences coming into our intellect from the outside world, it is rather we who bring concepts like space and time and impose them upon our phenomenal world of experiences. It is much easier to scoff at argumentative moves like this than it [...]


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