This book, first published in 1989, presents sixteen articles on Kant and Berkeley, examining their attitude to the physical world. They were both idealists, regarding the physical world as being in some way a product of perceptions and thought. At the same time they both held it to be no mere illusion, but real and objective: it was in a sense ideal, but in a different sense also real.
1. Excerpts from A Commentary to Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason Norman Kemp Smith 2. A Comparison of Kant’s Idealism with that of Berkeley H.W.B. Joseph 3. Kant’s Refutation of Dogmatic Idealism Colin M. Turbayne 4. Berkeley and Kant George P. Adams 5. Kant and the Dogmatic Idealism of Berkeley Margaret D. Wilson 6. Kant and Berkeley: the Alternative Theories George Miller 7. Kant’s Criticism of Berkeley Henry E. Allison 8. On Kant’s Analysis of Berkeley Gale D. Justin 9. Kant’s Refutation of Idealism Myron Gochnauer 10. Kant’s Transcendental Idealism Wilfrid Sellars 11. Kant’s Phenomenalism Richard E. Aquila 12. Re-Relating Kant and Berkeley Gale D. Justin 13. Berkeley’s Immaterialism and Kant’s Transcendental Idealism M.R. Ayers 14. Kant’s Conception of Berkeley’s Idealism G.J. Mattey 15. The Phenomenalisms of Berkeley and Kant Margaret D. Wilson 16. Idealism: Kant and Berkeley R.C.S. Walker
This collection reissues 17 titles that provide an excellent overview of 18th century philosophy – as well as the debates that surround the topic. Featuring works on Berkeley, Hume, Kant and Rousseau, among others, the collection examines a host of philosophical arguments by the leading thinkers of the time. It is an essential reference collection.