Kant: Anthropology, Imagination, Freedom (Morality) (Paperback)

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Kant: Anthropology, Imagination, Freedom (Morality) (Paperback)


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In a new reading of Immanuel Kant's work, this book interrogates his notions of the imagination and anthropology, identifying these - rather than the problem of reason - as the two central pivoting orientations of his work. Such an approach allows a more complex understanding of his critical-philosophical program to emerge, which includes his accounts of reason, politics and freedom as well as subjectivity and intersubjectivity, or sociabilities. Examining Kant's theorisation of the complexity of our phenomenological existence, the author explores his transcendental move that includes reason and understanding whilst emphasising the importance of the faculty of the imagination to undergird both, before moving to consider Kant's pluralised, transcendental notion of freedom. This outstanding book will appeal to scholars with interests in philosophy, politics, anthropology and sociology, working on questions of imagination, reason, subjectivities and human freedom.

John Rundell is Adjunct Professor in Philosophy at La Trobe University and Principal Honorary (Social Theory) in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research focusses on the problems of the imagination, creativity and modernity. He is the author of Imaginaries of Modernity: Politics, Cultures, Tensions and Origins of Modernity: The Origins of Modern Social Theory from Kant to Hegel to Marx; the editor of Aesthetics and Modernity: Essays by Agnes Heller, and the co-editor of Critical Theories and the Budapest School; Rethinking Imagination: Culture and Creativity; Classical Readings on Culture and Civilization; Blurred Boundaries: Migration, Ethnicity, Citizenship; Critical Theory After Habermas: Encounters and Departures; Contemporary Perspectives in Social and Critical Philosophy; Recognition, Work, Politics: New Directions in French Critical Theory; and Between Totalitarianism and Postmodernity.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367620301
ISBN-10: 0367620308
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 1st, 2022
Pages: 188
Language: English
Series: Morality