PHIL 458 - Philosophy of Kant
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Enforced Prerequisites:
PHIL 389 (completed with a minimum grade of C- or better); OR Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most important works in the history of philosophy. In it, Kant promises a philosophical revolution that will simultaneously respond to the insights and failures of his immediate predecessors (including Descartes, Leibniz and Hume) and set the agenda for any subsequent philosophy. In this course, we will work through the central arguments in this ambitious project. Questions that Kant will respond to along the way include:

  • What is the nature of space and time?
  • Does the universe have a beginning in time and a limit in space?
  • Are we ever justified in making causal claims?
  • What is the role of the imagination in perception?
  • What does self-consciousness consist in, and how does it relate to consciousness of external objects?

Course Requirements:

Two papers, a midterm and a final.

Intended Audience:

No prior knowledge of Kant will be assumed.

PHIL 458 - Philosophy of Kant
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 9780521657297
Critique of pure reason, Author: Immanuel Kant. Transl. and ed. by Paul Guyer ..., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press Repr. 2000
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