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- DescriptionIn the fall semester of 1772/73 at the Albertus University of Konigsberg, Immanuel Kant, metaphysician and professor of logic and metaphysics, began lectures on anthropology, which he continued until 1776, shortly before his retirement from public life. His lecture tes and papers were first published in 1798, eight years after the publication of the Critique of Judgment, the third of his famous Critiques. The present edition of the Anthropology is a translation of the text found in volume 7 of Kants gesammelte Schriften, edited by Oswald Kulpe.Kant describes the Anthropology as a systematic doctrine of the kwledge of humankind. (He does t yet distinguish between the academic discipline of anthropology as we understand it today and the philosophical.) Kant's lectures stressed the pragmatic approach to the subject because he intended to establish pragmatic anthropology as a regular academic discipline. He differentiates the physiological kwledge of the human race--the investigation of what Nature makes of man --from the pragmatic-- what man as a free being makes of himself, what he can make of himself, and what he ought to make of himself. Kant believed that anthropology teaches the kwledge of humankind and makes us familiar with what is pragmatic, t speculative, in relation to humanity. He shows us as world citizens within the context of the cosmos.Summarizing the cloth edition of the Anthropology, Library Journal concludes: Kant's allusions to such issues as sensation, imagination, judgment, (aesthetic) taste, emotion, passion, moral character, and the character of the human species in regard to the ideal of a cosmopolitan society make this work an important resource for English readers who seek to grasp the connections among Kant's metaphysics of nature, metaphysics of morals, and political theory. The tes of the editor and translator, which incorporate material from Ernst Cassirer's edition and from Kant's marginalia in the original manuscript, shed considerable light on the text.
- Author BiographyVictor L. Dowdell was an instructor in classics at Nashotah House, Wisconsin, and a dean and professor of Greek at St. Michael's Seminary, Puerto Rico.Hans H. Rudnick is a professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
- PublisherSouthern Illinois University Press
- Date of Publication30/04/1996
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationCarbondale
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSouthern Illinois University Press
- Width139 mm
- Height216 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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