Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

PHIL 415: Kant

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The foundations and consequences of Kant's critical philosophy are studied in a reading of the Critique of Pure Reason.

PHIL 415: Kant - Critique of Pure Reason

Dr. Naomi Fisher

The purpose of this course is to gain a thorough understanding of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, the foundational text of Kant’s Critical project. This work spans topics such as the nature of human cognition, the limits of reason, the conditions that make experience possible, and the status of claims about that which is beyond the limits of possible experience. We will conduct detailed analyses of key portions of this text (including the Transcendental Aesthetic, the Transcendental Deductions, the Analogies of Experience, the Antinomies, and the Appendix to the Dialectic, among others). Our reading of these portions of the Critique will be supplemented by secondary readings.