Critique of Pure Reason

Ranked #12 in Metaphysics, Ranked #15 in Philosophersee more rankings.

'The purpose of this critique of pure speculative reason consists in the attempt to change the old procedure of metaphysics and to bring about a complete revolution'

Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (1781) is the central text of modern philosophy. It presents a profound and challenging investigation into the nature of human reason, its knowledge and its illusions. Reason, Kant argues, is the seat of certain concepts that precede experience and make it possible, but we are not therefore entitled to draw conclusions about the natural world from these concepts....

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Simon Blackburn An illuminating way to think of the Critique is as a kind of prolonged wrestling match with Hume. (Source)

Adrian Moore This is the greatest philosophical book of all time. This is Kant’s masterpiece. (Source)

Luciano Floridi I find reading Kant a bit like understanding cricket as a foreigner: hard to get at first, but once you get it, it’s very enjoyable. (Source)

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