Kant’s Lectures on Anthropology: A Critical Guide

Alix Cohen (Editor)

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Abstract / Description of output

Kant’s lectures on anthropology, which formed the basis of his Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View (1798), contain many observations on human nature, culture and psychology and illuminate his distinctive approach to the human sciences. The essays in the present volume, written by an international team of leading Kant scholars, offer the first comprehensive scholarly assessment of these lectures, their philosophical importance, their evolution and theirrelation to Kant’s critical philosophy. They explore a wide range of topics, including Kant’s account of cognition, the senses, self-knowledge, freedom, passion, desire, morality, culture, education and cosmopolitanism. The volume will enrich current debates within Kantian scholarship as well as beyond, and will be of great interest to upper-level students and scholars of Kant, the history of anthropology, the philosophy of psychology and the social sciences.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages270
ISBN (Electronic)9781139176170, 9781316190722
ISBN (Print)9781107024915, 9781316621547
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Publication series

NameCambridge Critical Guides
PublisherCambridge University Press

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • history of philosophy
  • eighteenth-century philosophy
  • history
  • philosophy
  • history of ideas and intellectual history


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