Critik der Urtheilskraft.

KANT Immanuel (1790.)

£6750.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. lviii, 476, [1, errata], [1, blank] pp. Near contemporary half calf with paste paper covered boards, spine with five single raised bands outlined in blind, marbled endpapers, red edges (edges worn, some light scuffing to covers; remarkably clean and fresh internally, an excellent copy). Berlin und Libau, Lagarde und Friedrich. 

The third and final of Kant's great Critiques; the rarest of his main works.

“The work consists of two main parts, the first dealing with the aesthetic judgement, the second with the teleological judgement or judgement of the purposiveness in Nature; and it is of considerable importance. For in it Kant tries, as far as our consciousness is concerned at least, to bridge the gulf between the mechanistic world of Nature as presented in physical science and the world of morality, freedom and faith. That is to say, he tries to show how the mind passes from the one to the other; and he attempts the rather difficult task of showing how the transition is reasonable without at the same time going back on what he has already said about the vanity of dogmatic metaphysics and about the position of moral or practical faith as our only means of access to the supersensible world” (Copleston, A History of Philosophy VI, 209).

Warda, 125.

Stock Code: 247084

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