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Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Kant in just one hour.

Immanuel Kant taught and wrote prolifically about physical geography yet never travelled farther than 40 miles from his home in Königsberg. Appropriately, his philosophy strenuously denies that all knowledge is derived from experience, insisting instead that all experience must conform to knowledge.

Kant’s aim was to restore metaphysics. According to Kant, space and time are subjective; along with various ‘categories,’ they help us to see the phenomena of the world - though never in its true reality.

This audiobook is an expert account of Kant’s life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written and is above all easy listening. Also included are selections from Kant’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Kant in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.

©2012 Paul Strathern (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Good Intro to Kant

This is an easy introduction to Kant. Just enough for begginers. Loved it all the way.

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Kant

This is the best in the philosopher series
I technical mend the s in conjunction with Hume

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not if you want an initial understanding of Kant

Presents a picture of a small odd, emotionally damaged man with a brilliant mind, who wrote utterly impenetrable text and peppered his popular geography lectures with misinformation to amuse the audience.
In fact one is left wondering why anybody paid any attention to him at all.
I got no sense of his achievements, if any, if we are to take this at face value.
The first formulation of the categorical imperative (formulation of universal law) is presented as being patently flawed and I don't recall any explanation of the second formulation (the formulation of the end in itself)
A real put down in every sense of the word.

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Good book but....

audio interrupts often on blue tooth with an external speaker. Otherwise, it's an interesting book. Especially for lovers of philosophy.