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180198 VO Immanuel Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

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Language: German

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The central question of the Critique of Pure Reason is: How are synthetic judgments a priori possible? On page 19 of the Introduction to the second edition of the Critique (first edition: A = 1781, second edition: B = 1787), Kant writes: "One has already gained a great deal if one can bring a multitude of investigations under the formula of a single problem". Kant holds that it depends on that somewhat technically formulated task whether “metaphysics now stands or falls”. Kant argues that the old metaphysics is dead. The Critique of Pure Reason presents a completely new theory of objectivity, which – as we can easily observe today – has influenced and changed the history of philosophy as no other philosophy has done.
In this course, we will discuss the background, structure and central theses of the Critique of Pure Reason. It is expected that all participants have a critical edition of the book (in German).

Thursday 10.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Thursday 17.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Thursday 24.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Thursday 31.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Thursday 07.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Thursday 14.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Thursday 21.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Thursday 28.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Thursday 05.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Thursday 09.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Thursday 16.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Thursday 23.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Thursday 30.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is an introduction to the basic ideas of Kants Critique of Pure Reason.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written Exam (four dates)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

It will be asked to answer at least 50 % of the presented questions.

Examination topics

The content of the lecture and close reading of the text.

Reading list

Immanuel Kant: Kritik der reinen Vernunft, Hamburg, Meiner, 1998.

Secondary literature:
Brandt, Reinhard, Die Bestimmung des Menschen bei Kant, Hamburg, Meiner, 2007.
Höffe, Otfried, Kants Kritik der reinen Vernunft, München, Beck, 2003.
Mohr, Georg und Willaschek, Marcus (Hrsg.), Immanuel Kant, Kritik der reinen Vernunft, Berlin, Akademie Verlag (Reihe Klassiker auslegen), 1998.
Motta, Giuseppe, Die Postulate des empirischen Denkens überhaupt. Kritik der reinen
Vernunft, A 218–235/B 265–287. Ein kritischer Kommentar, Berlin / Boston, De Gruyter. 2012.
Paton, Herbert James, Kant’s Metaphysic of Experience. A commentary on the first half of the „Kritik der reinen Vernunft“ (2. Bde.), London, George Allen and Unwin, 1936. Nachdruck, Bristol, Thoemmes, 1997.

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