Critique of Pure Reason


ISBN: 978-1-137-10016-0

Book Description

Immanuel Kant’s magnum opus is the ultimate western philosophical canon on metaphysics. This book revises the beginning of ‘modern’ enlightenment as he espouses the radical ideas of “synthetic” a priori philosophy through analytical perspectives, not mere epistemological reliance on empiricism. This entire phenomena sprung for what was called as the “Kantian Revolution”, the grand intellectual assault to classical philosophy of the antiquities; Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Kant gave birth to an entire discipline of philosophy, the modernity of human thought and perception .

The metaphysical rationality is his analytical framework of causality, the priori and posteriori knowledge. Kant said that things in it of themselves- or the “things in itself” is verifiably unknowable. He challenges the early logic of rationalism by testing the object of knowledge. For an object to be “knowable” one must drench through the process of experience. The subject, aka the knower, is compressed within the temporal-spatial dimensions of perception, hence, the perception of the subject-object relationship is synthesized in Immanuel Kant’s idealistic framework of phenomena.

He stressed that both space AND time are forms of intuitions. Kant’s native tongue calls it “Anschauung” or the visual space/environment in which experience happens, the area where object and subject meet interaction. This inductive phenomena is what Immanuel Kant stands out from his intellectual empiricist predecessors. We attribute Kant’s prototypal theorization of structuralism as a testament to his foundational contribution in European continental philosophy. This book is highly recommended for avid followers of european enlightenment and mainstream philosophy.

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Critique of Pure Reason