Kant's Observations and Remarks: A Critical Guide

Susan Meld Shell Richard Velkley


Kant's Observations and Remarks: A Critical Guide

Kant's Observations and Remarks: A Critical Guide

  • Title: Kant's Observations and Remarks: A Critical Guide
  • Author: Susan Meld Shell Richard Velkley
  • ISBN: 9780521769426
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover



Kant s Observations of 1764 and Remarks of 1764 1765 a set of fragments written in the margins of his copy of the Observations document a crucial turning point in his life and thought Both reveal the growing importance for him of ethics, anthropology and politics, but with an important difference The Observations attempts to observe human nature directly The Remarks,Kant s Observations of 1764 and Remarks of 1764 1765 a set of fragments written in the margins of his copy of the Observations document a crucial turning point in his life and thought Both reveal the growing importance for him of ethics, anthropology and politics, but with an important difference The Observations attempts to observe human nature directly The Remarks, by contrast, reveals a revolution in Kant s thinking, largely inspired by Rousseau, who turned him around by disclosing to Kant the idea of a state of freedom modelled on the state of nature as a touchstone for his thinking This and related thoughts anticipate such famous later doctrines as the categorical imperative This collection of essays by leading Kant scholars illuminates the many and varied topics within these two rich works, including the emerging relations between theory and practice, ethics and anthropology, men and women, philosophy, history and the rights of man.


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