Kant's Construction of Nature: A Reading of the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science

Kant's Construction of Nature: A Reading of the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science

Michael Friedman


Kant's Metaphysical Foundations of common technological know-how is without doubt one of the so much tough but additionally most crucial of Kant's works. released in 1786 among the 1st (1781) and moment (1787) versions of the Critique of natural cause, the Metaphysical Foundations occupies a significant position within the improvement of Kant's philosophy, yet has to this point attracted really little realization in comparison with different works of Kant's severe interval. Michael Friedman's e-book develops a brand new and whole interpreting of this paintings and reconstructs Kant's major argument essentially and in nice element, explaining its courting to either Newton's Principia and eighteenth-century medical thinkers resembling Euler and Lambert. through situating Kant's textual content relative to his pre-critical writings on metaphysics and ordinary philosophy and, particularly, to the alterations Kant made within the moment variation of the Critique, Friedman articulates a appreciably new viewpoint at the that means and improvement of the severe philosophy as a complete.

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