Archive | June 2018

Aesthetics and Logic: The Elements of Kant’s Critique

As I prepare to leave for Frankfurt, I thought I’d share the table of contents for the book I’ll be working on during my time at the Goethe-Universität…

Aesthetics and Logic: The Elements of Kant’s Critique

  1. Introduction
    1. Philosophy and its Elements
  2. Aesthetics
    1. Baumgarten’s New Science
    2. The Reception of Baumgarten’s Aesthetics
    3. Merely a Critique of Taste? Kant’s Critique of Baumgarten’s Aesthetics
  3.  Logic
    1. Early Modern Logic: Elimination, Reform, Replacement
    2. German Logic: Before and After Wolff
    3. Meier’s Vernunftlehre and Kant’s Logic Lectures
  4. Kant’s Critique
    1. Intuitions and Concepts
    2. Transcendental Aesthetics & Transcendental Logic
    3. Elements and Method

Updated January 24, 2019

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British Journal for the History of Philosophy Reviews Immanuel Kant: The Very Idea of a Critique of Pure Reason

The British Journal for the History of Philosophy has just published a new review of my book Immanuel Kant: The Very Idea of a Critique of Pure Reason by Hemmo Laiho (University of Turku, Finland). Laiho says the book “succeeds exceptionally well in explaining, in a fresh and illuminating way, the long and winding intellectual process that led Kant to adopt his critical method,” though he thinks it could have delved deeper into the details of some of Kant’s arguments and given a fuller account of the kind of metaphysics that survives Kant’s critique. On that subject, stay tuned…