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Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy


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Perspectives on Kant’s Opus postumum

Perspectives on Kant’s Opus postumum

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Giovanni Pietro Basile, Ansgar Lyssy
November 18, 2022

This book offers new perspectives on the theoretical elements of the Opus postumum, Kant’s project of a final work which remained unknown until eighty years after his death. The contributors read the OP as a central work in establishing the relation between Kant’s transcendental philosophy, his ...

Hume on Testimony

Hume on Testimony

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Dan O'Brien
October 21, 2022

This book is the first devoted to Hume’s conception of testimony. Hume is usually taken to be a reductionist with respect to testimony, with trust in others dependent on the evidence possessed by individuals concerning the reliability of texts or speakers. This account is taken from Hume’s essay on...

Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth-Century British and German Aesthetics

Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth-Century British and German Aesthetics

1st Edition

Edited By Karl Axelsson, Camilla Flodin, Mattias Pirholt
August 01, 2022

This volume re-examines traditional interpretations of the rise of modern aesthetics in eighteenth-century Britain and Germany. It provides a new account that connects aesthetic experience with morality, science, and political society. In doing so, it challenges long-standing teleological ...

System and Freedom in Kant and Fichte

System and Freedom in Kant and Fichte

1st Edition

Edited By Giovanni Pietro Basile, Ansgar Lyssy
June 30, 2022

This book investigates various aspects of freedom as developed in the philosophical systems of Kant and Fichte. Freedom, both Kant and Fichte insist, does not mean that we can choose or think independently from all rules or necessity, but rather that we willingly accept a certain kind of submission...

Kant’s Critical Epistemology Why Epistemology Must Consider Judgment First

Kant’s Critical Epistemology: Why Epistemology Must Consider Judgment First

1st Edition

By Kenneth R. Westphal
April 29, 2022

This book assesses and defends Kant’s Critical epistemology, and the rich yet neglected resources it provides for understanding and resolving fundamental issues regarding human experience, perceptual judgment, empirical knowledge and cognitive sciences.Kenneth Westphal first examines Kant’s methods...

Human Dignity and the Kingdom of Ends Kantian Perspectives and Practical Applications

Human Dignity and the Kingdom of Ends: Kantian Perspectives and Practical Applications

1st Edition

Edited By Jan-Willem van der Rijt, Adam Cureton
December 31, 2021

This book advances our understanding of the nature, grounds and limits of human dignity by connecting it with Kant’s notion of an ideal moral community, or "Kingdom of Ends". It features original essays by leading Kant scholars and moral and political philosophers from around the world. Although ...

The Experiential Turn in Eighteenth-Century German Philosophy

The Experiential Turn in Eighteenth-Century German Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited By Karin de Boer, Tinca Prunea-Bretonnet
May 18, 2021

This collection of essays challenges the prevailing assumption that eighteenth-century German philosophy prior to Kant was largely defined by post-Leibnizian rationalism and, accordingly, a low esteem of the cognitive function of the senses. It does so by highlighting the various ways in which ...

Kant and the Continental Tradition Sensibility, Nature, and Religion

Kant and the Continental Tradition: Sensibility, Nature, and Religion

1st Edition

Edited By Sorin Baiasu, Alberto Vanzo
February 13, 2020

Immanuel Kant’s work continues to be a main focus of attention in almost all areas of philosophy. The significance of Kant’s work for the so-called continental philosophy cannot be exaggerated, although work in this area is relatively scant. The book includes eight chapters, a substantial ...

Rousseau's Ethics of Truth A Sublime Science of Simple Souls

Rousseau's Ethics of Truth: A Sublime Science of Simple Souls

1st Edition

By Jason Neidleman
March 05, 2019

In 1758, Rousseau announced that he had adopted "vitam impendere vero" (dedicate life to truth) as a personal pledge. Despite the dramatic nature of this declaration, no scholar has yet approached Rousseau’s work through the lens of truth or truthseeking. What did it mean for Rousseau to lead a ...

A Guide to Kant’s Psychologism via Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Wittgenstein

A Guide to Kant’s Psychologism: via Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Wittgenstein

1st Edition

By Wayne Waxman
January 15, 2019

This book presents an interpretation of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason as a priori psychologism. It groups Kant’s philosophy together with those of the British empiricists—Locke, Berkeley, and Hume—in a single line of psychologistic succession and offers a clear explanation of how Kant’s ...

Hume on Art, Emotion, and Superstition A Critical Study of the Four Dissertations

Hume on Art, Emotion, and Superstition: A Critical Study of the Four Dissertations

1st Edition

By Amyas Merivale
November 26, 2018

This book offers the first comprehensive critical study of David Hume’s Four Dissertations of 1757, containing the Natural History of Religion, the Dissertation on the Passions, and the two essays Of Tragedy and Of the Standard of Taste. The author defends two important claims. The first is that ...

Kant on Intuition Western and Asian Perspectives on Transcendental Idealism

Kant on Intuition: Western and Asian Perspectives on Transcendental Idealism

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen R. Palmquist
November 22, 2018

Kant on Intuition: Western and Asian Perspectives on Transcendental Idealism consists of 20 chapters, many of which feature engagements between Kant and various Asian philosophers. Key themes include the nature of human intuition (not only as theoretical—pure, sensible, and possibly ...

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