Freedom and the End of Reason

Velkley Richard L
In Freedom and the End of Reason, Richard L. Velkley offers an influential interpretation of the central issue of Kant's philosophy and an evaluation of its position within modern philosophy's larger history. He persuasively argues that the whole of Kantianism--not merely the Second Critique--focuses on a "critique of practical reason"... Read More
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In Freedom and the End of Reason, Richard L. Velkley offers an influential interpretation of the central issue of Kant's philosophy and an evaluation of its position within modern philosophy's larger history. He persuasively argues that the whole of Kantianism--not merely the Second Critique--focuses on a "critique of practical reason" and is a response to a problem that Kant saw as intrinsic to reason itself: the teleological problem of its goodness. Reconstructing the influence of Rousseau on Kant's thought, Velkley demonstrates that the relationship between speculative philosophy and practical philosophy in Kant is far more intimate than generally has been perceived. By stressing a Rousseau-inspired notion of reason as a provider of practical ends, he is able to offer an unusually complete account of Kant's idea of moral culture.
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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226852601
ISBN-13 9780226852607
GTIN-13 9780226852607
GTIN-14 09780226852607
Subtitle On the Moral Foundation of Kant's Critical Philosophy
Author Velkley Richard L
Edition 2
Language Code eng
Page Count 244
Publication Date Jul 9, 1989
Dimension 6.31 in 9.32 in 0.81 in