"....Whereas English readers once made do with only one modem translation and a handful of monographs, mostly stemming from positivist orientations, recent studies have shown greater facility with the original German,and with Enlightenment history in general. This Cambridge Companion is a splendid and much-anticipated addition to this trend.... it comprises a complete commentary on every major section of the Critique, along with five articles discussing its genesis and effect. Contributors include established names and younger scholars, all of whom display excellent facility with the original texts, and who position their impressive studies as though they were striving for depth of understanding rather than superiority of interpretative scheme. Both first-time students and advanced researchers will find this book indispensable for in-depth study of Kant's Critique, including its ample bibliographic references for further study.... Essential...." --J. G. Moore, Lander, University, CHOICE
The Cambridge Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is the first collective commentary on this work in English. The seventeen chapters have been written by an international team of scholars, including some of the best-known figures in the field as well as emerging younger talents. The first two chapters situate Kant's project against the background of Continental rationalism and British empiricism, the dominant schools of early modern philosophy. Eleven chapters then expound and assess all the main arguments of the Critique. Finally, four chapters recount the enormous influence of the Critique on subsequent philosophical movements, including German Idealism and Neo-Kantianism, twentieth-century Continental philosophy, and twentieth-century Anglo-American analytic philosophy. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography.