The concept of reason in Kant

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Written and oral exam


This course will introduce some key themes of the Critique of Pure Reason and the Critique of the Power of Judgment, with particular emphasis on the concepts of reason, faculty, autonomy, knowledge and reflection. We will select relevant chapters and passages from these two works. Although lectures will be held by the instructor, students' active participation will be encouraged.

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The course aims to provide students with the tools to navigate the difficulties of a careful and critical reading of the most relevant moments of transcendental philosophy, so as to gain awareness of the more widely spread simplifications of what one could call the standard reading of Kant.

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Primary texts in the program:

I. Kant:

Critique of pure Reason, ed. P. Guyer and A. Wood, Cambridge 1996

Critique of the Power of Judgment, ed. P. Guyer and G. Matthews, Cambridge 2000


A bibliography will be handed out at the beginning of the course