Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

Kant's Prolegomena, although a small book, is indubitably the most important of his writings. It furnishes us with a key to his main work, The Critique of Pure Reason; in fact, it is an extract containing all the salient ideas of Kant's system. It approaches the subject in the simplest and most direct way, and is therefore best adapted as an introduction into his Kant's Prolegomena, although a small book, is indubitably the most important of his writings. It furnishes us with a key to his mai...

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Title:Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
Author:Immanuel Kant
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Genres:Philosophy
ISBN:Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik, die als Wissenschaft wird auftreten können
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:160 pages pages

Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics Reviews

  • David
    Dec 01, 2007
    I'm coming back to the Prolegomena after some time away from them. It's kind of odd re-reading the book because I've been focusing so much on the CPR that the organization (Kant says that the Prolegomena take a "synthetic" rather than "analytic" approach to understanding pure reason's ...
  • Greg
    Dec 26, 2007
    I don't get Kant, and I've never derived any pleasure from reading him. ...
  • David
    Sep 11, 2007
    Kant necessitated a paradigm shift in philosophy with the Prolegomena. Prior to Kant, philosophy sought to discover and ask questions about an objective world. Kant showed that it made no sense to talk about the world without also talking about a subject through whom it filtered. The f...
  • Andrew
    Dec 05, 2010
    Reading Kant is pretty interesting. The Prolegomena is doubtless a masterful work... Kant found a totally novel way of reconciling empirical, scientific concepts with an idealistic worldview. Granted, my own perspectives are pretty far from the transcendental idealist system that he pr...
  • Chris
    Jan 25, 2008
    Kant was a pretty smart guy and maybe I'm not so smart, but I can't understand what he thought he accomplished with the Prolegomena. Kant's stated purpose was to refute Hume, who had cast doubt on the concept of causation by pointing out that we only observe one event following another...
  • Erik Graff
    Jan 04, 2009
    I'd started but not finished this supplementary polemic to the Critique of Pure Reason while working on my seminary thesis at the Hungarian Pastry Shop on 110th and Cathedral in New York City. Although some had recommended it as an easy approach to the critical project, time was short ...
  • Curtis
    Aug 21, 2008
    WHAT?!?!?! ...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Feb 18, 2015
    Hieroglyphics: A Reluctant Translation The Prolegomena is valuable as a summarization that is intended to be less obscure and suited for popular consumption. It tries to compress Kant?s criticism of (all) previous work in metaphysics and the theory of knowledge -- first propou...
  • Szplug
    Apr 30, 2013
    My object is to persuade all those who think metaphysics worth studying that it is absolutely necessary to pause a moment and, disregarding all that has been done, to propose first the preliminary question, "Whether such a thing as metaphysics be at all possible?" If it is a scienc...
  • Adam
    Nov 11, 2012
    I pretty much concur with the consensus that Kant was a spectacularly shitty writer, if an important and occasionally good philosopher, but this particular book isn't as bad as reading his other stuff, and pretty succinctly covers some very important aspects of Kant's philosophy, and w...
  • CJ Bowen
    Jan 23, 2010
    "If it [metaphysics:] is a science, how does it happen that it cannot, like other sciences, obtain universal and permanent recognition?" pg. 1, pgh 256. "Human reason so delights in construction that it has several times built up a tower and then razed it to examine the nature of th...
  • Donald
    Apr 27, 2017
    I'm afraid I have to read the Critiques now. ...
  • Jesse
    Apr 22, 2011
    As Kant modestly put it, no one had ever thought that the conditions for our experience could be ascertained a priori (what an exciting premise!). And so comes this book, ostensibly for the layman but in reality intended for lazy academics in the backwoods of Konigsberg (now Kaliningra...
  • Jake
    Jan 14, 2013
    Having published his Critique of Pure Reason in 1781, Kant got the impression he was being grossly misunderstood (if you can believe it) by his contemporaries. To clear up any misunderstandings anyone may have, he wrote the Prolegomena as a summary/introduction to his first Critique. ...
  • Seamusin
    May 23, 2017
    The book itself - the translation, accompanying introduction and excerpts from the Critique - are great. Kant's writing is... not as great. Hence 3/5. "I freely admit that the remembrance of David Hume was the very thing that many years ago first interrupted my dogmatic slumber" ...
  • Max
    Jan 17, 2015
    Okay, I have what I'd like to call 'the Prolegomena Paradox' as to what to read first, the Prolegomena which is meant to explain the Critique, or read the Critique, then the Prolegomena, and maybe the Critique once again. See the problem. Anyway, I have made the choice of reading this ...
  • Gary  Beauregard Bottomley
    Jul 26, 2019
    Kant is always worthwhile. At times, such as in his critiques he can be prolix, but in this book he is succinct. I?ve noticed that Heidegger wrote a cryptic book, ?Being and Time?, and then did everything in his power to be understood with its follow up ?Basic Problems in Pheno...
  • Max Jackson
    Jun 13, 2013
    ?Philosophers usually think of their discipline as one which discusses perennial, eternal problems - problems which arise as soon as one reflects.? Thus Richard Rorty begins his tremendous masterpiece ?Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature?, which is not the book I?m reviewing...
  • Julian Meynell
    Aug 27, 2012
    Reread this for the third time. The Prolegomena was meant to be a more accessible introduction to The Critique of Pure Reason, and I suppose it is. However, that is not saying a great deal. The book is not a summary of the Critique. It is really more like an introduction to the Critiqu...
  • Richard Newton
    Oct 16, 2019
    Kant's Prolegomena is essentially a simplified overview of his Critique of Pure Reason - one of the seminal works of philosophy with a huge influence on epistemology and metaphysics. (Kant did not describe the Prolegomena this way himself). The Critique may be an important work, but...
  • G.R. Reader
    Nov 10, 2013
    98% of all philosophers spend their professional lives bullshitting. What most people fail to appreciate about Kant is that he actually said things specific enough that they turned out to be wrong. Einstein was able to refute his claims about the nature of time and space and show they ...
  • Ross
    Jan 04, 2019
    This much is certain: whoever has once tasted critique will be ever after disgusted with all dogmatical twaddle which he formerly put up with because his reason had to have something and could find nothing better for its support. In this tiny little book, Kant manages to condense hi...
  • Robert
    Aug 04, 2019
    This slim volume is 122 pages; in many ways, it feels like 1220. I think Kant would be entirely pleased to hear this; he worked hard and expected to be taken seriously and studied with as much diligence as he himself brought to philosophy. The originality of the Prolegomena is stunning...
  • Luís C.
    Oct 13, 2019
    An introductory post-written introduction to the Criticism of Pure Reason. We learn to distinguish what makes metaphysics, from the origins to the time of the author. Not her story but what she is, what drives her. But also what it is not and what it should be. It is therefore also a g...
  • Parinaz
    Mar 25, 2018
    first and second part ...
  • Myat Thura Aung
    Oct 20, 2018
    An almost readable dumbed down version of the Critique of Pure Reason which is more like a synopsis to it. ...
  • Aung Sett Kyaw Min
    Sep 10, 2019
    now i'm inspired to actually read the Critique. thank you based kant ...
  • Ella Grace
    Sep 28, 2019
    I Kant believe I made it through this book. XD This was a tough one, but definitely worth the work in the end. I look forward to revisiting this in the future to hopefully understand a little more on the next go-round. ...
  • Josh
    Jun 02, 2018
    This is a book written after the publication of Kant's first critique, designed as a companion to it. Shorter and more accessible, the central aim of the book is to give metaphysicians pause and consider whether metaphysics is possible at all. It's goal is to convince the reader that p...
  • Zorn Rose
    May 25, 2019
    Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh. If you thought Kant's ideas were fantastic you might be able to overlook his tortuously obscure and plodding writing style. I don't, and so couldn't. Coming from his work on ethics, my opinion of Kant was slightly improved by reading this. It seems less like he's j...