Kant Seminar: The Three Critiques (PHI4266.01)

Paul Voice

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) describes his own work in metaphysics by analogy with Copernicus’s revolution in astronomy. He constructs a system of thought that attempts to move beyond the empiricism of Hume and the rationalism of Leibniz and Wolff. His method – critique – and his theory – transcendental idealism – have profoundly influenced all subsequent philosophy. In three texts, The Critique of Pure Reason, The Critique of Practical Reason, and The Critique of the Power of Judgment, Kant applies his method and elaborates his theory with respect to the deepest questions of the limits and extent of human knowledge, morality, and the beautiful and the sublime. In this course you will engage in a close reading and critical questioning of these texts. The focus of the class will be discussion in and outside of the seminar room.

Prerequisites: Philosophical Reasoning and Permission of Instructor. Students may register on Thursday, May 17 between 12 and 2pm, in Barn 235.
Credits: 4
W 2:10pm - 6:00pm (time changed on 5/4/18)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, Updates, 4000, Philosophy, Paul Voice, Wednesday Afternoons.