Spinozism in the Ether: Kant’s Opus Postumum | SpringerLinkThis volume is the first ever E nglish translation of Kant's last major work, the so-called Opus postumum, a work Kant himself described as his "chef d'oeuvre" and as the keystone of his entire philosophical system. It occupied him for more than the last decade of his life. Begun with the intention of providing a "transition from the metaphysi cal foundations of natural science to physics, " Kant's reflections take him far beyond the problem he initially set out to solve. In fact, he reassesses a whole series of fundamental topics of transcendental philosophy: the thing in itself, the nature of space and time, the concept of the self and its agency, the idea of God, and the unity of theoretical and practical reason. Though never completed, the text reaches a logical, albeit not fully devel oped, conclusion. Professor Forster's introduction places the text in the context of Kant's earlier writings and provides a comprehensive account of the remarkable history of the manuscript from Kant's death to its eventual publication in the 1 s. There are extensive explanatory notes and a helpful glossary.
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Although Kant began it in order to solve a relatively minor problem within his philosophy, his reflections soon forced him to readdress virtually all the key problems of his critical philosophy: the objective validity of the categories, the dynamical theory of matter, the natures of space and time, the refutation of idealism, the theory of the self and its agency, the question of living organisms, the doctrine of the practical postulates and the idea of God, the unity of theoretical and practical reason, and the idea of transcendental philosophy itself. In the end Kant was convinced that these problems, some of which had preoccupied him throughout his career, could finally be brought to a coherent and adequate solution and integrated into a single philosophical conception. Who Needs an Author?
Opus Postumum (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant in Translation)
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This content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book. If you own the copyright to this book and it is wrongfully on our website, we offer a simple DMCA procedure to remove your content from our site. Start by pressing the button below! Only the object in appearance can be determinable synthetically a priori, and form one of the subjects [Fach] of transcendental philosophy. The thing in itseyis ens rationis. That light be no discharging motion ejaculatio of a matter but an undulating motion undulatio. The proposition: All sense-objects are things in appearance objecta phaenomena to which a noumenon corresponds as the ground of their coordination; but no particular intuition no noumenon aspeclabile corresponds to the latter, for that would be a contradiction with respect to the subjective element of the principle.
Opus Postumum was the last work by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant who died in Although efforts to publish the manuscript were made in , it was not until that a German edition of the whole manuscript appeared. One of the problems experienced in handling the manuscript is that the individual sheets of paper had not been bound, and following Kant's death curious people visiting his house messed up their order. However Schultz declared the manuscript barely started and uneditable. Schultz then passed them onto Carl Christoph Schoen who had married Kant's niece.