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The Critique of Pure Reason

Immanuel Kant

The Critique of Pure Reason, first published in 1781 with a second edition in 1787, has been called the most influential and important philosophical text of the modern age. Kant saw the Critique of Pure Reason as an attempt to bridge the gap between rationalism (there are significant ways in which our concepts and knowledge are gained independently of sense experience) and empiricism (sense experience is the ultimate source of all our concepts and knowledge) and, in particular, to counter the radical empiricism of David Hume (our beliefs are purely the result of accumulated habits, developed in response to accumulated sense experiences). Using the methods of science, Kant demonstrates that though each mind may, indeed, create its own universe, those universes are guided by certain common laws, which are rationally discernable. (Summary by Ticktockman)

The Critique of Pure Reason, first published in 1781 with a second edition in 1787, has been called the most influential and important philosophical text of the modern age. Kant saw the Critique of Pure Reason as an attempt to bridge the gap between rationalism (there are significant ways in which our concepts and knowledge are gained independently of sense experience) and empiricism (sense experience is the ultimate source of all our concepts and knowledge) and, in particular, to counter the radical empiricism of David Hume (our beliefs are purely the result of accumulated habits, developed in response to accumulated sense experiences). Using the methods of science, Kant demonstrates that though each mind may, indeed, create its own universe, those universes are guided by certain common laws, which are rationally discernable. (Summary by Ticktockman)
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Philosophy

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The Critique of Pure Reason, first published in 1781 with a second edition in 1787, has been called the most influential and important philosophical text of the modern age. Kant saw the Critique of Pure Reason as an attempt to bridge the gap between rationalism (there are significant ways in which our concepts and knowledge are gained independently of sense experience) and empiricism (sense experience is the ultimate source of all our concepts and knowledge) and, in particular, to counter the radical empiricism of David Hume (our beliefs are purely the result of accumulated habits, developed in response to accumulated sense experiences). Using the methods of science, Kant demonstrates that though each mind may, indeed, create its own universe, those universes are guided by certain common laws, which are rationally discernable. (Summary by Ticktockman)

Language:

English

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LibriVox Community

Length:

27h 6m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

53:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

53:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

44:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

47:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

46:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

48:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

45:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:25:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

55:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:14:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

49:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

29:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

27:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

40:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

35:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

32:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

51:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

26:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

28:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

26:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

34:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:06:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

51:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

42:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

50:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

20:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

24:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

19:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

30:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:53