Immanuel Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but is also one of the most difficult. In this illuminating Very Short Introduction, Roger Scruton—a well-known and controversial philosopher in his own right—tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kants work and showing why Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring.
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Scruton explains the background of Kants thought, his conceptions of Transcendental Idealism and Categorical Imperative, and his original contribution to the philosphy of art.