Kant Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View


Kant  Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View
  • Author : Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2006-03-02
  • ISBN : 9780521671651
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume offers a translation of Kant's pioneering contribution to the discipline of anthropology.

Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View


Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View
  • Author : Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release : 1996-11-23
  • ISBN : 9780809320608
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the fall semester of 1772/73 at the Albertus University of Kö nigsberg, Immanuel Kant, metaphysician and professor of logic and metaphysics, began lectures on anthropology, which he continued until 1776, shortly before his retirement from public life. His lecture notes and papers were first published in 1798, eight years after the publication of the Critique of Judgment, the third of his famous Critiques. The present edition of the Anthropology is a translation of the text found in volume 7 of Kants gesammelte Schriften, edited by Oswald Kü lpe. Kant describes the Anthropology as a systematic doctrine of the knowledge of humankind. (He does not yet distinguish between the academic discipline of anthropology as we understand it today and the philosophical.) Kant’ s lectures stressed the "pragmatic" approach to the subject because he intended to establish pragmatic anthropology as a regular academic discipline. He differentiates the physiological knowledge of the human race— the investigation of "what Nature makes of man"— from the pragmatic— "what man as a free being makes of himself, what he can make of himself, and what he ought to make of himself." Kant believed that anthropology teaches the knowledge of humankind and makes us familiar with what is pragmatic, not speculative, in relation to humanity. He shows us as world citizens within the context of the cosmos. Summarizing the cloth edition of the Anthropology, Library Journal concludes: "Kant’ s allusions to such issues as sensation, imagination, judgment, (aesthetic) taste, emotion, passion, moral character, and the character of the human species in regard to the ideal of a cosmopolitan society make this work an important resource for English readers who seek to grasp the connections among Kant’ s metaphysics of nature, metaphysics of morals, and political theory. The notes of the editor and translator, which incorporate material from Ernst Cassirer’ s edition and from Kant’ s marginalia in the original manuscript, shed considerable light on the text."

Kant Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View


Kant  Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View
  • Author : Robert B. Louden,Manfred Kuehn
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2006-03-02
  • ISBN : 1107268842
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View essentially reflects the last lectures Kant gave for his annual course in anthropology, which he taught from 1772 until his retirement in 1796. The lectures were published in 1798, with the largest first printing of any of Kant's works. Intended for a broad audience, they reveal not only Kant's unique contribution to the newly emerging discipline of anthropology, but also his desire to offer students a practical view of the world and of humanity's place in it. With its focus on what the human being 'as a free-acting being makes of himself or can and should make of himself,' the Anthropology also offers readers an application of some central elements of Kant's philosophy. This volume offers an annotated translation of the text by Robert B. Louden, together with an introduction by Manfred Kuehn that explores the context and themes of the lectures.

Introduction to Kant s Anthropology


Introduction to Kant s Anthropology
  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher : Semiotext(e) Foreign Agents
  • Release : 2008
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  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Foucault's previously unpublished doctoral dissertation on Kant offers the definitive statement of his relationship to Kant and to the critical tradition of philosophy. This introduction and commentary to Kant's least discussed work, Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View, is the dissertation that Michel Foucault presented in 1961 as his doctoral thesis. It has remained unpublished, in any language, until now. In his exegesis and critical interpretation of Kant's Anthropology, Foucault raises the question of the relation between psychology and anthropology, and how they are affected by time. Though a Kantian "critique of the anthropological slumber," Foucault warns against the dangers of treating psychology as a new metaphysics, explores the possibilities of studying man empirically, and reflects on the nature of time, art and technique, self-perception, and language. Extending Kant's suggestion that any empirical knowledge of man is inextricably tied up with language, Foucault asserts that man is a world citizen insofar as he speaks. For both Kant and Foucault, anthropology concerns not the human animal or self-consciousness but, rather, involves the questioning of the limits of human knowledge and concrete existence. This long-unknown text is a valuable contribution not only to a scholarly appreciation of Kant's work but as the first outline of what would later become Foucault's own frame of reference within the history of philosophy. It is thus a definitive statement of Foucault's relation to Kant as well as Foucault's relation to the critical tradition of philosophy. By going to the heart of the debate on structuralist anthropology and the status of the human sciences in relation to finitude, Foucault also creates something of a prologue to his foundational The Order of Things. Michel Foucault (1926-84) is widely considered to be one of the most important academic voices of the twentieth century and has proven influential across disciplines.

Kant Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View


Kant  Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View
  • Author : Immanuel Kant,Robert B. Louden
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2006-03-02
  • ISBN : 052185556X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume offers a new translation of Kant's pioneering contribution to the discipline of anthropology.

Immanuel Kant


Immanuel Kant
  • Author : Mary J. Gregor
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1974
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kant s Pragmatic Anthropology


Kant s Pragmatic Anthropology
  • Author : Holly L. Wilson
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2007-06-01
  • ISBN : 0791481298
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first comprehensive examination in English of Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View. This book offers the first account in English of the origin, meaning, and critical significance of Immanuel Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View. Kant’s book is not empirical psychology, but rather a type of cosmopolitan philosophy meant to teach students to think for themselves and thus be free to actualize their full human destiny. Author Holly L. Wilson innovatively explores how the “philosophical anthropology” exhibited in Kant’s Anthropology challenges contemporary theories of human nature, including behaviorism and evolutionary theory. She also details how Kant based his work on the critically grounded faculty of teleological judgment and how this type of philosophy of experience is consistent with Kant’s overall critical theory. The portrait of Kant that emerges is one of a humane teacher who cared about his students and their acquisition of prudence and wisdom. Holly L. Wilson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Anthropology History and Education


Anthropology  History  and Education
  • Author : Immanuel Kant,Günter Zöller,Robert B. Louden
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2007-11-29
  • ISBN : 0521452503
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This 2007 volume contains all of Kant's major writings on human nature.

Kant s Lectures on Anthropology


Kant s Lectures on Anthropology
  • Author : Alix Cohen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2014-10-30
  • ISBN : 1107024919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of essays is the first comprehensive volume dedicated to Kant's lectures on anthropology and their philosophical importance.

What is the Human Being


What is the Human Being
  • Author : Patrick R. Frierson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013
  • ISBN : 0415558441
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Philosophers, anthropologists and biologists have long puzzled over the question of human nature. It is also a question that Kant thought about deeply and returned to in many of his writings. In this lucid and wide-ranging introduction to Kant's philosophy of human nature - which is essential for understanding his thought as a whole - Patrick R. Frierson assesses Kant's theories and examines his critics. He begins by explaining how Kant articulates three ways of addressing the question 'what is the human being?': the transcendental, the empirical, and the pragmatic. He then considers some of the great theorists of human nature who wrestle with Kant's views, such as Hegel, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, and Freud; contemporary thinkers such as E.O.Wilson and Daniel Dennett, who have sought biological explanations of human nature; Thomas Kuhn, Michel Foucault, and Clifford Geertz, who emphasize the diversity of human beings in different times and places; and existentialist philosophers such as Sartre and Heidegger. He argues that whilst these approaches challenge and enrich Kant's views in significant ways, all suffer from serious weaknesses that Kant's anthropology can address. Taking a core insight of Kant's - that human beings are fundamentally free but finite - he argues that it is the existentialists, particularly Sartre, who are the most direct heirs of his transcendental anthropology. The final part of the book is an extremely helpful overview of the work of contemporary philosophers, particularly Christine Korsgaard and Jürgen Habermas. Patrick R. Frierson explains how these philosophers engage with questions of naturalism, historicism, and existentialism while developing Kantian conceptions of the human being. Including chapter summaries and annotated further reading, What is the Human Being? is an outstanding introduction to some fundamental aspects of Kant's thought and a judicious assessment of leading theories of human nature. It is essential reading for all students of Kant and the philosophy of human nature, as well as those in related disciplines such as anthropology, politics and sociology.

Lectures on Anthropology


Lectures on Anthropology
  • Author : Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-20
  • ISBN : 1107354595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kant was one of the inventors of anthropology, and his lectures on anthropology were the most popular and among the most frequently given of his lecture courses. This volume contains the first translation of selections from student transcriptions of the lectures between 1772 and 1789, prior to the published version, Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View (1798), which Kant edited himself at the end of his teaching career. The two most extensive texts, Anthropology Friedländer (1772) and Anthropology Mrongovius (1786), are presented here in their entirety, along with selections from all the other lecture transcriptions published in the Academy edition, together with sizeable portions of the Menschenkunde (1781–2), first published in 1831. These lectures show that Kant had a coherent and well-developed empirical theory of human nature bearing on many other aspects of his philosophy, including cognition, moral psychology, politics and philosophy of history.

Philosophical Principles of the History and Systems of Psychology


Philosophical Principles of the History and Systems of Psychology
  • Author : Frank Scalambrino
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-03-28
  • ISBN : 3319747339
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Taking philosophical principles as a point of departure, this book provides essential distinctions for thinking through the history and systems of Western psychology. In line with the aims of the American Psychological Association’s Society for the History of Psychology, this book is concisely designed to help readers navigate through the length and complexity found in history of psychology textbooks. Neither a history textbook, seeking to maximize inclusion of historical content, nor a doxography, this book presents philosophical and historically-based principles and distinctions for organizing and thinking through the diversity, complexity, and history of systems constituting contemporary Western psychology. From Plato to beyond Postmodernism, this book examines the choices and commitments made by theorists and practitioners of psychology and discusses the philosophical thinking from which they stem. What kind of science is psychology? Is structure, function, or methodology foremost in determining psychology’s subject matter? Psychology as the Behaviorist views it is not the same as the Psychoanalyst’s view of it, or the Existentialist’s, so how may contemporary psychology philosophically-sustain both pluralism and incommensurability? This book will be of great value to students and scholars of the history of psychology.

An Examination of Kant s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View


An Examination of Kant s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View
  • Author : Jeffrey Jackson Lewis
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1983
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kant Herder and the Birth of Anthropology


Kant  Herder  and the Birth of Anthropology
  • Author : John H. Zammito
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9780226978598
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If Kant had never made the "critical turn" of 1773, would he be worth more than a paragraph in the history of philosophy? Most scholars think not. But this text challenges that view by revealing a precritical Kant who was immensely more influential than the one philosophers think they know.

Kant s Human Being


Kant s Human Being
  • Author : Robert B. Louden
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-07-25
  • ISBN : 019991110X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Kant's Human Being, Robert B. Louden continues and deepens avenues of research first initiated in his highly acclaimed book, Kant's Impure Ethics. Drawing on a wide variety of both published and unpublished works spanning all periods of Kant's extensive writing career, Louden here focuses on Kant's under-appreciated empirical work on human nature, with particular attention to the connections between this body of work and his much-discussed ethical theory. Kant repeatedly claimed that the question, "What is the human being" is philosophy's most fundamental question, one that encompasses all others. Louden analyzes and evaluates Kant's own answer to his question, showing how it differs from other accounts of human nature. This collection of twelve essays is divided into three parts. In Part One (Human Virtues), Louden explores the nature and role of virtue in Kant's ethical theory, showing how the conception of human nature behind Kant's virtue theory results in a virtue ethics that is decidedly different from more familiar Aristotelian virtue ethics programs. In Part Two (Ethics and Anthropology), he uncovers the dominant moral message in Kant's anthropological investigations, drawing new connections between Kant's work on human nature and his ethics. Finally, in Part Three (Extensions of Anthropology), Louden explores specific aspects of Kant's theory of human nature developed outside of his anthropology lectures, in his works on religion, geography, education ,and aesthetics, and shows how these writings substantially amplify his account of human beings. Kant's Human Being offers a detailed and multifaceted investigation of the question that Kant held to be the most important of all, and will be of interest not only to philosophers but also to all who are concerned with the study of human nature.

Kant and the Human Sciences


Kant and the Human Sciences
  • Author : A. Cohen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2009-10-22
  • ISBN : 0230280773
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides the first sustained attempt to extract from Kant's writings on biology, anthropology and history an account of the human sciences, their underlying unity, their presuppositions as well as their methodology; that is to say, Kant's philosophical and epistemological foundation of the human sciences.

The Palgrave Kant Handbook


The Palgrave Kant Handbook
  • Author : Matthew C. Altman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-12-11
  • ISBN : 1137546565
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This remarkably comprehensive Handbook provides a multifaceted yet carefully crafted investigation into the work of Immanuel Kant, one of the greatest philosophers the world has ever seen. With original contributions from leading international scholars in the field, this authoritative volume first sets Kant’s work in its biographical and historical context. It then proceeds to explain and evaluate his revolutionary work in metaphysics and epistemology, logic, ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, political philosophy, philosophy of history, philosophy of education, and anthropology. Key Features: • Draws attention to the foundations of Kant’s varied philosophical insights — transcendental idealism, logic, and the bridge between theoretical and practical reason • Considers hitherto neglected topics such as sexuality and the philosophy of education • Explores the immense impact of his ground-breaking work on subsequent intellectual movements Serving as a touchstone for meaningful discussion about Kant’s philosophical and historical importance, this definitive Handbook is essential reading for Kant scholars who want to keep abreast of the field and for advanced students wishing to explore the frontiers of the subject.

Philosophy and Anthropology


Philosophy and Anthropology
  • Author : Ananta Kumar Giri,John Clammer
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release : 2014-12-01
  • ISBN : 1783083557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Philosophy and anthropology have many, but largely unexplored, links and interrelationships. Historically, they have informed each other in subtle ways. This volume of original essays explores and enhances this relationship through anthropological engagement with philosophy and vice versa, the nature, sources and history of philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and the practical, methodological and theoretical implications of a dialogue between the two subjects. ‘Philosophy and Anthropology: Border Crossings and Transformations’ seeks to enrich both the humanities and the social sciences through its informative and stimulating essays.

Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View


Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View
  • Author : Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1974-04-30
  • ISBN : 9789024715855
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a footnote to the Preface of his A nthropology Kant gives, if not altogether accurately, the historical background for the publication of this work. The A nthropology is, in effect, his manual for a course of lectures which he gave "for some thirty years," in the winter semesters at the University of Konigsberg. In 1797, when old age forced him to discontinue the course and he felt that his manual would not compete with the lectures themselves, he decided to let the work be published (Ak. VII, 354, 356). The reader will readily see why these lectures were, as Kant says, popular ones, attended by people from other walks of life. In both content and style the Anthropology is far removed from the rigors of the Critiques. Yet the Anthropology presents its own special problems. The student of Kant who struggles through the Critique of Pure Reason is undoubtedly left in some perplexity regarding specific points in it, but he is quite clear as to what Kant is attempting to do in the work. On finishing the Anthropology he may well find himself in just the opposite situation. While its discussions of the functioning of man's various powers are, on the whole, quite lucid and even entertaining, the purpose of the work remains somewhat vague. The questions: what is pragmatic anthropology? what is its relation to Kant's more strictly philosophical works? have not been answered satisfactorily.

Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials


Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials
  • Author : Peter Szendy
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release : 2013-09-02
  • ISBN : 0823255514
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Yes, Kant did indeed speak of extraterrestrials.” This phrase could provide the opening for this brief treatise of philosofiction (as one speaks of science fiction). What is revealed in the aliens of which Kant speaks—and he no doubt took them more seriously than anyone else in the history of philosophy—are the limits of globalization, or what Kant called cosmopolitanism. Before engaging Kantian considerations of the inhabitants of other worlds, before comprehending his reasoned alienology, this book works its way through an analysis of the star wars raging above our heads in the guise of international treaties regulating the law of space, including the cosmopirates that Carl Schmitt sometimes mentions in his late writings. Turning to track the comings and goings of extraterrestrials in Kant’s work, Szendy reveals that they are the necessary condition for an unattainable definition of humanity. Impossible to represent, escaping any possible experience, they are nonetheless inscribed both at the heart of the sensible and as an Archimedean point from whose perspective the interweavings of the sensible can be viewed. Reading Kant in dialogue with science fiction films (films he seems already to have seen) involves making him speak of questions now pressing in upon us: our endangered planet, ecology, a war of the worlds. But it also means attempting to think, with or beyond Kant, what a point of view might be.