Critique of Pure Reason

Critique of Pure Reason

Kritik der reinen Vernunft (Riga: J. F. Hartknoch, 1781), 856 pp. 2nd (B) ed: 1787. [A-edition (Ak. 4:5-252); B-edition (Ak. 3:2-552)]. ?Critique of Pure Reason.? Translated by Norman Kemp Smith (Macmillan 1929). Translated by Werner Pluhar (Indianapolis: Hackett 1996). Translated by Paul Guyer and Allen W. Wood in Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, edited by Paul Guy Kritik der reinen Vernunft (Riga: J. F. Hartknoch, 1781), 856 pp. 2nd (B) ed: 1787. [A-edition (Ak. 4:5-252); B-editi...

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Title:Critique of Pure Reason
Author:Immanuel Kant
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Genres:Philosophy
ISBN:Kritik der reinen Vernunft
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:796 pages pages

Critique of Pure Reason Reviews

  • Taymaz Azimi
    Aug 20, 2014
    Finally! No... I have not 'actually' finished it. I finished 'Transcendental Doctrine of Elements,' which is what we generally talk about, when we talk about Critique of Pure Reason. Well, this book is extraordinary. During the last 4 months it has been constantly impacting my mind, e...
  • Jenny Park
    Apr 10, 2007
    immanuel kant is by farrrrr the world's most precise philosopher... EVER! haha.. this text, like many philosophical texts out there... was really dry.. and um.. long. but there's definitely a reason why this one's regarded as one of the greatest philosophical pieces out there. so the b...
  • Geoff
    Dec 18, 2013
    Well shitballs. Manny's frequent tantalizing updates, pretty much Nathan's entire existence on this site, and ?i?ek's constant referring back to it have convinced me that this is an unavoidable book. So a copy is now in my hands. ...
  • Erik
    Nov 29, 2011
    My advice for anyone beginning the K.d.r.V. is to maintain your independence of judgment. Don't get buried in the terminology, the secondary literature or your own obsessions or reasons for approaching the book. Try to think through what Kant is saying and bring before your mind all of...
  • Erin
    Sep 07, 2007
    I think that there should be a philosophy book on everyone's favorite book shelf and Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" is mine. Poetic, prophetic and achingly, simply complex. I had a professor once that would say "universal" every time we discussed this book the same way that some peop...
  • Charissa
    Nov 28, 2007
    I just Kant stand him. Seriously though... why does so much Western philosophy remind me of arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? I swear, these gentlemen had their panties wrapped so tightly I don't know how they ever took a proper dump. The problem with ...
  • Anthony
    Oct 29, 2009
    I'm trying to decide whether or not I get it. Sometimes I think I have just understood a passage of Kant only to discover that I have actually just been having my own thoughts pertaining to something or other in the content of the passage, and this is sometimes rewarding, but it i...
  • Erik Graff
    Jun 22, 2008
    With adolescence came nihilistic thoughts of suicide. The reasoning was simple. The public schools and an early interest in the sciences had led me to believe that we are part of an ordered universe, the parts of which are finite, the rules of which are determinable. Like an eighteenth...
  •  Δx Δp ≥ ½ ħ
    Sep 03, 2016
    I thank God for sending Kant to the world, and for everything Kant had brought into the world. It's impossible to imagine what the world is like without him. Kant is not just a hero. He's a prophet of the new age; age of reason. Kant was one of the first philosophers who think about...
  • Manny
    Nov 30, 2013
    Thesis Turgid, dogmatic, overrated and well past its sell-by. Proof As Einstein exasperatedly said: if Kant had only been able to stop pontificating about the nature of time and space, he might actually have discovered something interesting about them. Einstein, with considera...
  • David
    Jan 05, 2010
    Immanuel Kant is the kind of guy who not only sucks all of the joy out of life; he takes great pleasure in opening the spigot of your happiness-tank and watching it all spill out onto the burn-out lawn and sink into the earth -- seeping toward the planet's molten, pitiless core and, th...
  • kaelan
    Apr 20, 2013
    Both frightfully obscure and logically scrupulous, Kant functions sort of like a philosophical litmus test. Many a metaphysical charlatan (Lacan, ?i?ek, et. al.) has aped his mystifying prose-style without any attempt to match his rigour. And meanwhile, the most provincial of the ana...
  • Falk
    Feb 17, 2015
    Kant: The Duracell Bunny of philosophy. - Being thorough is one thing, but he is at times annoyingly repetitive ? as when, after having gone through every aspect of the four antinomies, every time that he subsequently mentions them, he has to repeat them, all four of them, sometimes ...
  • Archetech
    Sep 22, 2011
    This is a great work. Nearly all philosophy after has been a reaction to it or an outgrowth from it. One cannot tell if this is because Kant was truly so influential or because he saw with such depth and unity the fruitful course philosophy would take. The language can be daunting ...
  • Giorgi
    Oct 10, 2011
    how to review CPR? there are various ways of reviewing books, dogmatic review is one of them. according to this method our writings deal to the text exactly as it is, that is what Kant calls dogmatic method. in that cease one claims that he fully explored every component of book and ha...
  • Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
    Feb 08, 2012
    Kant?s Critique of Pure Reason marks what is more or less a beginning of philosophy. It is no longer possible to go back behind his Copernican revolution, as if one could do philosophy without taking into account the subject or consciousness. This turn toward subjectivity is only tig...
  • Christopher
    May 10, 2014
    Parsing this carefully is exhilarating. At least it was for me. It made me feel like my brain was growing. You may disagree with the system, but the argument is a marvel. Required reading. ...
  • Roy Lotz
    May 30, 2013
    It is done. I have finally scaled the sheer surface of this work. It involved continual toil, sweat, and suffering?falling down and picking myself up again. But, when you reach the end, when your eyes finally hit the bottom of that final paragraph, the feeling is momentous. You can s...
  • Elena Holmgren
    Nov 22, 2012
    ?...Reason should take on anew the most difficult of all its tasks, namely, that of self-knowledge, and to institute a court of justice, by which reason may secure its rightful claims while dismissing all its groundless pretensions, and this not by mere decrees but according to its o...
  • Fran Globlek
    Jan 26, 2013
    I'd recommend this book to anyone who takes thinking seriously. If you don't have enough time, just read the 1. and 3. part, the Transcendental Aesthetic and the Transcendental Dialectic. The writing is horrible, sentences usually have 100+ words, but the ideas are phenomenal! (...a...
  • Mitch
    Apr 18, 2019
    it only gets better the more you read it ...
  • G.R. Reader
    Jan 01, 2014
    When I was about seven, my favorite movie was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mom was dating this philosophy professor who was writing a book on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. One day, I asked him what it was about, and he told me it was just like Chitty. It was a kind of magic car that -...
  • vi macdonald
    Apr 10, 2017
    Yeah, I know.... It would appear I am now one of those arseholes who thinks reading Kant could well change your life. I'm not sure how I'm going to live with myself over this one. Definitely recommend, though - it's really good stuff! ...
  • Luís C.
    Aug 22, 2014
    Today, everyone pretends to be Kantian, and few have dared to read it. It is true that among the philosophers there is Kant and the others. It is a difficult philosopher (even if the Critique of the Faculty of Judging is still a relative difficulty) by the subtleties of his language an...
  • Crito
    Mar 04, 2015
    It's recommended to have at least read Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, and Hume before reading this. And since reading this is a skeleton key of sorts to all philosophy since Kant, he's in this really interesting point between two eras of philosophy. Some of what makes him hard t...
  • Rick Sam
    Sep 18, 2015
    Kant is systematic, thorough. I like his way of writing. He is intense, And dense, part of the reasons is because of concepts, definitions. However, I do not think he is the most difficult writer. The brilliant, deepest thinker so far I know is Jonathan Edwards. Kant is crucial to mode...
  • Steve
    Oct 22, 2019
    This book is another of those laborious, sluggish reads, folks, yet one so highly considered that it merits eventual attention. My interpretation is that Kant takes on the nature of knowledge, and ultimately truth, along several dimensions, including time and space. He treats the proce...
  • HappyHarron
    Aug 10, 2018
    Lit as fuck ...
  • Michael Kress
    Jan 01, 2019
    I read a 224 page abridged version first, so I got to double down on some of the most important parts and get a deeper understanding of this laborious read. I spent a lot of time reading pre and post-Kantian philosophy, as well as two short books by Kant himself, in order to prep for t...
  • Josh
    Jul 14, 2019
    I am not going to attempt to provide a run down of this book, since at over 700 pages of dense and meticulous argumentation, I would not be able to do it justice. However, I will touch on some of what I consider the most important points raised. The book is incredibly dense, but ver...