Goodbye, Kant!: What Still Stands of the Critique of Pure Reason (SUNY Series in Contemporary Italian Philosophy)

Goodbye, Kant!: What Still Stands of the Critique of Pure Reason (SUNY Series in Contemporary Italian Philosophy)

Maurizio Ferraris


A penetrating and freewheeling review of Kant’s magnum opus.
A most sensible vendor in Italy, Maurizio Ferraris’s Goodbye, Kant! offers a nontechnical, interesting, and sometimes irreverent review of Immanuel Kant’s Critique of natural Reason. He borrows his name from Wolfgang Becker’s Goodbye Lenin!, the 2003 movie approximately East Germany after the autumn of the Berlin Wall, which depicts either aid on the passing of the Soviet period and affection for the beliefs it embodied. Ferraris techniques Kant in related spirits, demonstrating how the constitution that Kant elaborates for the knowledge of human wisdom can generate nostalgia for misplaced aspirations, whereas nonetheless leaving room for positive feedback. separating key issues and issues within the paintings, Ferraris evaluates Kant’s claims relative to what technological know-how and philosophy have come to regard because the stipulations for wisdom and adventure within the intervening centuries. He is still responsive to the ancient context and beliefs from which Kant’s Critique emerged but additionally resolute in picking out what he sees because the limits and blind spots within the paintings. the result's an available account of a notoriously tough ebook that would either impress specialists and introduce scholars to the paintings and to those vital philosophical debates in regards to the kin of expertise to technology.

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