Nijhoff International Philosophy Series

The Ideal and the Real

An Outline of Kant’s Theory of Space, Time and Mathematical Construction

Authors: Winterbourne, A.

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Many students coming to grips with Kant's philosophy are understandably daunted not only by the complexity and sheer difficulty of the man's writings, but almost equally by the amount of secondary literature available. A great deal of this seems to be - and not only on first reading - just about as difficult as the work it is meant to make more accessible. Any writer deliberately setting out to provide an authentically introductory text thus faces a double problem: how to provide an exegesis which would capture some of the spirit of the original, without gross and misleading over-simplification; and secondly, how to anchor the argument in the best and most imaginative secondary literature, yet avoid the whole project appearing so fragmented as to make the average book of chess openings seem positively austere. Until fairly recently, matters were made even more difficul t, in that commentaries on Kant were very often of a whole work, say, The Critique of Pure Reason, with the result that students would have to struggle through a very great deal of material indeed in order to feel any confidence at all that they had begun to understand the original writings. Recently, things have changed somewhat. There are now excellent commentaries on "Kant's Analytic", "Kant's Analogies" etc. . We have also seen, (at least as reflected in book titles), a resurgence of interest in what is perhaps the most controversial and far-reaching Kantian claim, viz.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ideal and the Real
Book Subtitle
An Outline of Kant’s Theory of Space, Time and Mathematical Construction
Authors
Series Title
Nijhoff International Philosophy Series
Series Volume
37
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1415-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1415-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7133-8
Series ISSN
0924-4530
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 139
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