A comprehensive introduction to the work of Immanuel Kant, the pre-eminent philosopher of the Enlightenment.
Immanuel Kant's contributions to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics laid the foundations of modern Western thought. Every subsequent major philosopher owes a profound debt to his attempts to delimit human reason as an appropriate object of philosophical enquiry. And yet, Kant's relentless systematic formalism made him a controversial figure in the history of the philosophy that he helped to shape.
Kant: A Graphic Guide focuses on the three critiques of Pure Reason, Practical Reason and Judgement. It describes Kant's main formal concepts: the relation of mind to sensory experience, the question of freedom and the law and, above all, the revaluation of metaphysics.
Kant emerges as a diehard Rationalist yet also a Romantic, deeply committed to the power of the sublime to transform experience. The book explores the paradoxical nature of his ideas and explains the reasons for his undiminished importance in contemporary philosophical debates.
This series of graphic guides covers every key thinker and topic in philosophy, psychology, science, politics, religion, cultural studies, linguistics and more. Written by experts and illustrated by leading graphic artists, there is no better way to acquaint yourself with the biggest and best ideas humanity has ever come up with.
Christopher Kul-Want is Course Director of the MA in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, London. Andrzej Klimowski is a well-known graphic designer, illustrator and author of graphic novels.
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