Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

Term: Fall 2009

Subject Code: GPHI

Course Number: 6588

This seminar is based on Kant's first Critique. We start by reconstructing Kant's meta-philosophy and his stated project (which many overlook today) of creating a valid "metaphysics as science." Against this background, we read the chapters of the Critique of Pure Reason in detail, at least up to the end of the Transcendental Analytic, and try to see what made Kant think that it realized the program. This takes us to the last weeks of the semester, in which the Transcendental Dialectic are treated in a more generalized way. Central themes along the road are various aspects of the Copernican revolution and the relation between rationality and finitude.

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