Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
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Division: The New School for Social Research
Course Number: GPHI 6065
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Social Sciences
- Liberal Arts
The lecture course will involve a close reading of the Critique of Pure Reason. We will analyze the meaning of and the motivation for the Copernican Revolution; the nature and possibility of synthetic-a priori judgments; Kant's claim that knowledge is possible if (and only if) Transcendental Idealism is true; Kant's understanding of subjectivity (e.g., the 'Transcendental Deduction'); the destruction of dogmatic metaphysical thought (the Paralogisms, the Antinomies and the refutation of the Ontological Argument). We will be reading sections from the Critique along with classical secondary literature and shorter texts by Kant.
Not open to Undergraduate students.