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Freedom and the End of Reason free pdf In Freedom and the End of Reason, Richard L. Velkley offers an influential interpretation of the central issue of Kant's philosophy and an evaluation of its position within modern philosophy's larger history. He persuasively argues that the whole of Kantianism - not merely the Second Critique - focuses on a "critique of practical reason" and is a response to a problem that Kant saw as intrinsic to reason itself: the teleological problem of its goodness. Reconstructing the influence of Rousseau on Kant's thought, Velkley demonstrates that the relationship between speculative philosophy and practical philosophy in Kant is far more intimate than generally has been perceived. By stressing a Rousseau-inspired notion of reason as a provider of practical ends, he is able to offer an unusually complete account of Kant's idea of moral culture.

About Richard L. Velkley

Richard L. Velkley is the Celia Scott Weatherhead Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University. He is the author of many books, including Being after Rousseau and Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy, both also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Author : Richard L. Velkley
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Data Published : 21 March 2014
ISBN : 022615517X
EAN : 9780226155173
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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