Immanuel Kant

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About the Book

One of the greatest philosophers of all time, Immanuel Kant changed the course of thinking about ourselves and our world. His works cover a wide reach of thought, although he is perhaps best known for his metaphysics and epistemology. Who the Hell is Immanuel Kant? begins by finding out who this brilliant man really was as a person and how the people and events in his life shaped his thought, before taking a deep dive into three of his most important ideas.

Chapter 1: Kant's Life Story

Chapter 2: Influences on Kant's Thinking

Chapter 3: What can we Know?
This chapter traces Kant's argument that our understanding of the external world is based upon both experience and a priori conceptual truths.

Chapter 4: The Categorical Imperative
What does Kant mean by 'categorical imperatives'? This chapter takes us through Kant's principles of action which allow us to form good intentions.

Chapter 5: What is Beauty?
Kant argues that all judgements of beauty comprise four 'moments' – this chapter takes us through the different stages involved in the 'reflective' power of judgement.

About the Author

Mark Ian Thomas Robson received his PhD from Durham University. This was subsequently  published by Continuum Press as Ontology and Providence in Creation: Taking Ex Nihilo Seriously (2008). Since then he has written a number of articles in various journals. His latest one was published in the Royal Institute of Philosophy journal and explored the account of free will given by Henri Bergson. Mark Robson teaches at a large comprehensive in Tyne and Wear, England.