Collects Ameriks' most important essays to provide a uniquely detailed and up-to-date analysis of Kant's main arguments in all three critiques.
Karl Ameriks here collects his most important essays to provide a detailed and up-to-date analysis of Kant's main arguments in all three major areas of his work: theoretical philosophy ("Critique of Pure Reason"), practical philosophy ("Critique of Practical Reason"), and aesthetics ("Critique of Judgment"). Guiding the volume is Ameriks's belief that one cannot properly understand any one of these Critiques except in the context of the other two. The essays can be read individually, but read together they offer a comprehensive guide to the main themes of the most influential of all modern philosophical systems.
Introduction: The Common Ground of Kant's Critiques; PART I: THE FIRST CRITIQUE AND KANT'S THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY; 1. Kant's Transcendental Deduction as Regressive Argument; 2. Recent Work on Kant's Theoretical Philosophy; 3. Kantian Idealism Today; 4. The Critique of Metaphysics: Kant and Traditional Ontology; 5. Kant and Short Arguments to Humility; PART II: THE SECOND CRITIQUE AND KANT'S PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY; 6. Kant's Deduction of Freedom and Morality; 7. Kant on the Good Will; 8. Kant and Hegel on Freedom: Two New Interpretations; 9. Kant's Groundwork III Argument Reconsidered; 10. 'Pure Reason of Itself Alone Suffices to Determine the Will'; 11. On the Two Non-Realist Intepretations of Kant's Ethics; PART III: THE THIRD CRITIQUE AND KANT'S AESTHETICS; 12. How to Save Kant's Deduction of Taste as Objective; 13. New Views on Kant's Judgment of Taste; 14. Taste, Conceptuality, and Objectivity