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Kant A Biography (Hardcover)

Author:  Manfred Kuehn
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0521497043
ISBN-13: 9780521497046
Sku: 30705600
Publish Date: 6/16/2009
Sales Rank: 95316
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.75L x 1.75T
Pages:  576
Age Range:  NA
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This is the first full-length biography of Immanuel Kant, one of the most powerful and influential contemporary philosophers. Kuehn allows readers to follow the same journey Kant himself took in emerging as a central figure in modern philosophy. 13 illustrations. *Author: Kuehn, Manfred *Binding Type: Hardcover *Number of Pages: 576 *Publication Date: 2001/03/19 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.30 x 6.34 x 1.66 inches
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This is the first full-length biography in more than fifty years of Immanuel Kant, one of the giants among the pantheon of Western philosophers, and one of the most powerful and influential in contemporary philosophy. Taking account of the most recent scholarship, Manfred Kuehn allows the reader to follow the same journey that Kant himself took in emerging as a central figure in modern philosophy. Manfred Kuehn was formerly Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. A specialist on German philosophy of the period, he is the author of numerous articles and papers on Immanuel Kant.
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Kuehn's biography of Immanuel Kant, one of philosophy's most important thinkers, brings together the complexity of Kant's philosophical system and the simplicity of his life, explaining how Kant's seeming contrary natures cohere.

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New Republic
"[I]n this exhaustive and fascinating biography, the distinguished German scholar Manfred Keuhn struggles to convince us that the bloodless, legalistic Kant is mainly a myth." - Simon Blackburn 04/23/01

Literary Review
"[KANT] is...welcome not only for placing Kant illuminatingly in his eighteenth-century intellectual context (particularly with regard to the provincial East Prussian milieu of Konigsberg, then racked with controversies between Pietists and Lutherans) but also, and especially, for giving lucid and accurate sketches of Kant's philosophical theories. In this last respect Kuehn's book is a tour de force, because Kant is not an easy thinker to summarize." - A. C. Grayling May 2001

Lingua Franca
"Philosophers in general have never been very attractive subjects for biographers, and Kant has always been among the more uninviting. There have been no more than half a dozen comprehensive studies of his life, and even the best of these--such as Ernst Cassirer's, first published in 1918--have concentrated on summarizing his thoughts rather than on setting the record straight about his character and conduct. Manfred Kuehn's new book, with its scrupulous combination of archival accuracy and philosophical sensitivity, therefore sets an entirely new standard, opening up fresh approaches not only to Kant's life but also to the meaning of his work?.Kuehn's fine and rather touching biography reveals a philosophical life lived with pathos, courage, and good humor, as well as a terrible and merciless intelligence." - Jonathan Ree July/August 2001

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0576
Product attributePublisher:   Cambridge University Press
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