Kant’s Transcendental Idealism An Interpretation and Defense; Revised and Enlarged Edition Henry E. Allison

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
11 Mar 2004
ISBN:
9780300102666
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
560 pages: 235 x 156mm

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This landmark book is now reissued in a new edition that has been vastly rewritten and updated to respond to recent Kantian literature. It includes a new discussion of the Third Analogy, a greatly expanded discussion of Kant’s Paralogisms, and entirely new chapters dealing with Kant’s theory of reason, his treatment of theology, and the important Appendix to the Dialectic.

Praise for the earlier edition:

“Probably the most comprehensive and substantial study of the Critique of Pure Reason written by any American philosopher. . . . This is a splendid book.”—Lewis White Beck

“This masterful study . . . will most certainly join the canon of required reading for future interpreters of Kant’s theoretical philosophy. Superbly organized and lucidly written.”—Garrett Green, Journal of Religion

Henry Allison is professor of philosophy at Boston University.

?Probably the most comprehensive and substantial study of the Critique of Pure Reason written by any American philosopher. . . . This is a splendid book.??Lewis White Beck


"A clearly written, exhaustively researched, and compellingly argued work. . . . An excellent book which makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of Kant?s critical project."?Susan Feldman, Idealistic Studies


"The best single volume . . . for a comprehensive analysis of Kant?s aims and arguments in the first Critique."?Richard E. Aquila, International Studies in Philosophy


"This masterful study . . . will most certainly join the canon of required reading for future interpreters of Kant?s theoretical philosophy. Superbly organized and lucidly written."?Garrett Green, Journal of Religion


"Allison?s sensitivity to the text and to other commentators of deep and illuminating. No one who wishes to understand Kant can do without Allison?s invaluable ground-clearing. . . . [A] sensitive, well-organized, philosophically ingenious, and indispensable work."?Arthur Melnick, Philosophical Review


"It is a learned book and very clearly written, a high point in Kantian scholarship. Right now it is the single book that anyone seriously interested in Kant?s thought and the tradition of interpretation it has engendered must read. It will profit both sophisticated beginners and experts."?Ted Humphrey, Review of Metaphysics


?This masterful study . . . will most certainly join the canon of required reading for future interpreters of Kant?s theoretical philosophy. Superbly organized and lucidly written.??Garrett Green, Journal of Religion (on the earlier edition)


"This is clearly one of the most perspicuous and trenchant accounts of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason that has appeared for some time. It clears away a great number of misunderstandings of Kant's thought that have so frequently beset many recent commentaries on Kant. . . . The book is particularly useful for the student who wants to measure the positive interpretations here put before the reader against the large area of contemporary writing on Kant. It is a veritable mine of scholarship, and its insightful treatments of the various issues which it broaches, and its clear style, mark the work out as a landmark in Kant literature."?Gerd Buchdahl, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge (on earlier edition)


"Allison's book does set a new standard for our understanding of the Critique of Pure Reason. . . . Unquestionably the best overview of the first Critique available in English. Throughout, the discussion is grounded in prodigious scholarship, reviewing works in English, German, and French, all catalogued in the eleven-page bibliography. . . . Any reader wishing for an account both sympathetic and critical of Kant's idealism is well advised to begin with this book."?Jill Vance Buroker (on earlier edition)


"Henry Allison's book is a major contribution to the study of Kant's theoretical philosophy. Building on a decade and a half of careful analyses of specific aspects of the problem, Allison has produced a comprehensive, yet remarkably plausible and uncluttered account of transcendental idealism. Clear and deeply informed, Allison's book should replace Bennett's and Strawson's books as the standard supplementary text in a course on the First Critique."?Patricia Boucher, Journal of the History of Philosophy (on earlier edition)


"The most thorough study of the first Critique in English in the last fifteen years."?Karl Ameriks (on earlier edition)