Goodbye, Kant!: What Still Stands of the Critique of Pure by Maurizio Ferraris PDF

By Maurizio Ferraris

ISBN-10: 1438448104

ISBN-13: 9781438448107

A penetrating and freewheeling evaluate of Kant's magnum opus.

A top vendor in Italy, Maurizio Ferraris’s Goodbye, Kant! grants a nontechnical, interesting, and infrequently irreverent assessment of Immanuel Kant’s Critique of natural Reason. He borrows his identify from Wolfgang Becker’s Goodbye Lenin!, the 2003 movie approximately East Germany after the autumn of the Berlin Wall, which depicts either reduction on the passing of the Soviet period and affection for the beliefs it embodied. Ferraris ways Kant in comparable spirits, demonstrating how the constitution that Kant elaborates for the certainty of human wisdom can generate nostalgia for misplaced aspirations, whereas nonetheless leaving room for confident feedback. setting apart key topics and issues within the paintings, Ferraris evaluates Kant’s claims relative to what technology and philosophy have come to treat because the stipulations for wisdom and adventure within the intervening centuries. He is still conscious of the historic context and beliefs from which Kant’s Critique emerged but additionally resolute in deciding on what he sees because the limits and blind spots within the paintings. the result's an obtainable account of a notoriously tricky ebook that might either galvanize specialists and introduce scholars to the paintings and to those vital philosophical debates concerning the family of expertise to science.

“This brief ebook offers an available account of a truly tough one, the Critique of natural Reason, by means of some distance the main influential of Kant’s works … [it] offers foodstuff for suggestion for either specialists and students.” — Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Maurizio Ferraris is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy on the collage of Turin in Italy. His many books contain Documentality: Why it is crucial to go away Traces, additionally translated by means of Richard Davies.

Richard Davies is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy on the college of Bergamo, Italy, and writer of Descartes: trust, Scepticism and Virtue.

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