Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

Theodor W. Adorno

Kant is a pivotal philosopher in Adorno’s highbrow global. even if he wrote monographs on Hegel, Husserl, and Kierkegaard, the nearest Adorno got here to a longer dialogue of Kant are lecture classes, one focusing on the Critique of natural Reason and the opposite at the Critique of functional Reason. This quantity by way of Adorno includes his lectures at the former.

Adorno makes an attempt to make Kant’s proposal understandable to scholars by way of concentrating on what he regards as troublesome points of Kant’s philosophy. Adorno examines Kant’s dualism and what he calls the Kantian “block”: the contradictions coming up from Kant’s resistance to the idealism that his successors—Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel—saw because the inevitable end result of his principles. those lectures additionally supply an obtainable creation to and intent for Adorno’s personal philosophy as expounded in Negative Dialectics and his different significant writings. Adorno’s view of Kant kinds a vital part of his personal philosophy, because he argues that the way in which out of the Kantian contradictions is to teach the need of the dialectical considering that Kant himself spurned. This in flip allows Adorno to criticize Anglo-Saxon scientistic or positivist concept, in addition to the philosophy of existentialism.

This booklet may be of significant curiosity to these operating in philosophy and in social and political suggestion, and it'll be crucial studying for somebody drawn to the rules of Adorno’s personal paintings.

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