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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (117 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date:
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Immanuel Kant taught and wrote prolifically about physical geography yet never traveled further than forty miles from his home in Königsberg. How appropriate it is then that in his philosophy he should deny that all knowledge was derived from experience. Kant's aim was to restore metaphysics. He insisted that all experience must conform to knowledge. According to Kant, space and time are subjective; along with various “categories,” they help us to see the phenomena of the world—though never its true reality.

In Kant in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Kant’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Kant’s work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Kant within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

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  • “Well-written, clear, and informed, they have a breezy wit about them.  I find them hard to stop reading.”

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  • “Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.”

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  • “I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one’s friends to Western civilization.”

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  • “Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character…I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one’s friends to Western civilization.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maggie | 10/13/2012

    " i've learned the most from this one in the series since i had only patchy knowledge on kant to begin with. may have to listen a second time since his philosophical system continues to confound me. but i have confidence that this digest, in this format, will help . "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sarah | 9/20/2012

    " Had to read for background for class. I found the discussion of Kant's actual philosophy lacking. Overall, a disappointment, but at least it was short and contained interesting biographical information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stefan | 4/2/2012

    " The book is witty and droll, but as a novice to philosophy, I can only assume that it covers its topic well. In any case, I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bo | 11/21/2011

    " A good little intro to Kant, the impression I get is that same as all philosophers; amazing and deep ideas that should be taken with a grain of salt, Kant is not perfect. The catergorical imperative is worth learning but impossible to completely live by. "

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