Kant in 90 Minutes

By Paul Strathern
Read by Robert Whitfield

The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series

1.40 Hours 10/01/2003 unabridged
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Immanuel Kant taught and wrote prolifically about physical geography yet never traveled further than forty miles from his home in Königsberg. How appropriate it is then that in his philosophy he should deny that all knowledge was derived from experience. Kant's aim was to restore metaphysics. He insisted that all experience must conform to knowledge. According to Kant, space and time are subjective; along with various “categories,” they help us to see the phenomena of the world—though never its true reality. In Kant in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Kant’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Kant’s work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Kant within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

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Immanuel Kant taught and wrote prolifically about physical geography yet never traveled further than forty miles from his home in Königsberg. How appropriate it is then that in his philosophy he should deny that all knowledge was derived from experience. Kant's aim was to restore metaphysics. He insisted that all experience must conform to knowledge. According to Kant, space and time are subjective; along with various “categories,” they help us to see the phenomena of the world—though never its true reality.

In Kant in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Kant’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Kant’s work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Kant within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

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Author Bio: Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 1.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English