The Palgrave Kant Handbook
(Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism)
Altman, Matthew C. (EDT)
Palgrave Macmillan 2018/01
1,110 p. 24 cm
With specially-commissioned contributions from leading international scholars in the field, this wide-ranging collection firstly sets Kant's work in its biographical and historical context.
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.
Table of Contents
Contents Series Editor's Preface Preface Notes on Contributors Note on Sources and Key to Abbreviations Introduction: Kant the Revolutionary: Matthew C. Altman Part I. Biographical and Historical Background 1. Kant's Life: Steve Naragon 2. Kant and His Philosophical Context: The Reception and Critical Transformation of the Leibnizian-Wolffian Philosophy: Manuel Sanchez-Rodriguez Part II. Metaphysics and Epistemology 3. Transcendental Idealism: What and Why?: Paul Guyer 4. Noumenal Ignorance: Why, for Kant, Can't We Know Things in Themselves?: Alejandro Naranjo Sandoval and Andrew Chignell 5. Kant's Concept of Cognition and the Key to the Whole Secret of Metaphysics: Chong-Fuk Lau 6. Apperception, Self-Consciousness, and Self-Knowledge in Kant: Dennis Schulting Part III. Logic 7. The Place of Logic within Kant's Philosophy: Clinton Tolley Part IV. Relation between Theoretical and Practical Reason 8. The Primacy of Practical Reason: Ralph C. S. Walker 9. A Practical Account of Kantian Freedom: Matthew C. Altman 10. Moral Skepticism and the Critique of Practical Reason: David Zapero Part V. Ethics 11. How a Kantian Decides What to Do: Allen W. Wood 12. Duties to Oneself: Oliver Sensen 13. Demandingness, Indebtedness, and Charity: Kant on Imperfect Duties to Others: Kate Moran 14. Kant and Sexuality: Helga Varden 15. Kant in Metaethics: The Paradox of Autonomy, Solved by Publicity: Carla Bagnoli Part VI. Aesthetics 16. Feeling the Life of the Mind: Mere Judging, Feeling, and Judgment: Fiona Hughes 17. On Common Sense, Communicability, and Community: Eli Friedlander 18. Immediate Judgment and Non-Cognitive Ideas: The Pervasive and Persistent in the Misreading of Kant's Aesthetic Formalism: Jennifer A. McMahon 19. Sublimity and Joy: Kant on the Aesthetic Constitution of Virtue: Melissa McBay Merritt Part VII. Philosophy of Science 20. "Proper Science" and Empirical Laws: Kant's Sense of Science in the Critical Philosophy: John H. Zammito 21. From General to Special Metaphysics of Nature: Michael Bennett McNulty (with Marius Stan) Part VIII. Philosophy of Religion 22. Kant on Faith: Religious Assent and the Limits to Knowledge: Lawrence Pasternack 23. The Fate of Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason: Martin Moors Part IX. Political Philosophy 24. The Critical Legal and Political Philosophy of Immanuel Kant: 25. A Cosmopolitan Law Created by Cosmopolitan Citizens: The Kantian Project Today: Soraya Nour Sckell 26. Kant's Mature Theory of Punishment, and a First Critique Ideal Abolitionist Alternative: Benjamin Vilhauer Part X. Anthropology, History, and Education 27. Denkungsart in Kant's Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View: Patrick R. Frierson 28. Kant on Emotions, Feelings, and Affectivity: Alix Cohen 29. The Philosopher as Legislator: Kant on History: Katerina Deligiorgi 30. Becoming Human: Kant's Philosophy of Education and Human Nature: Robert B. Louden Part XI. The Kantian Aftermath, and Kant's Contemporary Relevance 31. Kant after Kant: The Indispensable Philosopher: Michael Vater 32. Kant, the Copernican Devolution, and Real Metaphysics: Robert Hanna 33. Contemporary Kantian Moral Philosophy: Michael Rohlf Conclusion: Kant the Philosopher: Matthew C. Altman Index