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Kant's Construction of Nature A Reading of the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science

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ISBN-10: 0521198399

ISBN-13: 9780521198394

Edition: 2013

Authors: Michael Friedman

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Kant's Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science is one of the most difficult but also most important of Kant's works. Published in 1786 between the first (1781) and second (1787) editions of the Critique of Pure Reason, the Metaphysical Foundations occupies a central place in the development of Kant's philosophy, but has so far attracted relatively little attention compared with other works of Kant's critical period. Michael Friedman's book develops a new and complete reading of this work and reconstructs Kant's main argument clearly and in great detail, explaining its relationship to both Newton's Principia and eighteenth-century scientific thinkers such as Euler and Lambert. By…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/17/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 646
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.09" long x 1.61" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Michael Friedman is a former music business executive & artist manager who has landed record deals for many prominent artists. Under his own record label, Vibra Cobra Records, he has launched the careers of several rock bands. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction: the place of the Metaphysical Foundations in the critical system
Conclusion: the complementary perspectives of the Metaphysical Foundations and the first Critique