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Kant trouble [electronic resource] : the obscurities of the enlightened / Diane Morgan.

Author/Creator:
Morgan, Diane, 1963-
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (251 p.)
Series:
Warwick studies in European philosophy.
Warwick studies in European philosophy
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Subjects:
Philosophy, German.
Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Kant Trouble offers a highly original and incisive reading of some of the lesser known aspects of Kantian thought. Throughout Morgan challenges the widely held view of Kant as the exponent of concrete and rigid rationality and argues that his airtight 'architectonic' mode of reasoning overlooks certain topics which destabilise it. These include temporary forms of architecture, such as landscape gardening; examples which undermine the autonomy of the Kantian subject, for example, freemasonry; and the concept of radical evil, all of which suggest that Kant's thought was capa
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of plates; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Freemasonry and the unfinished project; Landscape gardening: the 'folly' of flimsy construction; The Egyptians: those obscure beginners; Architecture: monumentality and mortality-the ruinous act of foundation; Notes; 1 Three cases of doubling: Ka, Kant and Kantorowicz; Egyptian groping and the duplicity of the 'Ka'; Kantorowicz: kingly duplicity; Kant: the founding of the sovereign and regicide; Conclusion; Notes; 2 The architectonic in Kantian philosophy I: of an uncertain affinity; Notes
3 The architectonic in Kantian philosophy II: Kant, Goethe, Benjamin: beautiful affinities and the architecturalNotes; 4 Devilish dissimulations in human nature: radical ethics and the evil abyss; Notes; Conclusion: the revelation of the impossibility of revelation: Kant, Hamann, Hegel; Kant-; -Hamann-; -Hegel; Conclusion: Kant-Hamann-Hegel; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-233) and index.
ISBN:
1-280-31900-3
0-203-45169-4
OCLC:
437078553