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Opus Postumum

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ISBN-10: 0521319285

ISBN-13: 9780521319287

Edition: 1995

Authors: Immanuel Kant, Eckart F�rster, Paul Guyer, Michael Rosen, Allen W. Wood

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This volume is the first ever English translation of Kants last major work, the so-called Opus Postumum, a work Kant himself described as his chef doeuvre and as the keystone of his entire philosophical system. It occupied him for more than the last decade of his life. Begun with the intention of providing a transition from the metaphysical foundations of natural science to physics, Kants reflections take him far beyond the problem he initially set out to solve. In fact, he reassesses a whole series of fundamental topics of transcendental philosophy: the thing in itself, the nature of space and time, the concept of the self and its agency, the idea of God, and the unity of theoretical and…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/24/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

General editors' preface
The history of the manuscript
The composition of the manuscript
The place of the manuscript in Kant's work
The development of Kant's argument
Note on the selection and translation
Notes to the Introduction
Editor's note
Kant's Opus postumum
[Early leaves and Oktaventwurf]
[Toward the elementary system of the moving forces of matter]
[The ether proofs]
[How is physics possible? How is the transition to physics possible?]
[The Selbstsetzungslehre]
[Practical self-positing and the idea of God]
[What is transcendental philosophy?]
Factual notes