There has recently been a considerable amount of research into the influence of 18th century British philosophy, and in particular the thinking of David Hume on Continental philosophy and Kant. The influence Kant exerted on British thought during the 19th century is still an area which merits further study. The aim of this collection is to provide some of the key texts which illustrate the impact of Kant's thought together with two important 20th century monographs on aspects of Kant's early reception and his influence on philosophical thought in Britain.
'The History of Kant's introduction, reception and influence in England is of more than purely antiquarian interest. It sheds a flood of light on the peculiar intellectual condition of England in the early nineteenth century. It helps us to understand the momentous change wich took place in the mental atmosphere of England during those years. It ought to modify many current ideas about the history of thought and literature during the romantic movement. Moveover, this one problem, Immanuel Kant in England, though merely a section of the question, is typical for the whole complex of German-English relations.' - Welleck Kant in England