The Palgrave Kant Handbook

  • Matthew C. Altman

Part of the Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism book series (PHGI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. Matthew C. Altman
    Pages 1-17
  3. Biographical and Historical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Steve Naragon
      Pages 21-47
  4. Metaphysics and Epistemology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Alejandro Naranjo Sandoval, Andrew Chignell
      Pages 91-116
  5. Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Clinton Tolley
      Pages 165-187
  6. Relation between Theoretical and Practical Reason

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Ralph C.S. Walker
      Pages 191-209
    3. Matthew C. Altman
      Pages 211-242
  7. Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Allen W. Wood
      Pages 263-284
    3. Oliver Sensen
      Pages 285-306
    4. Helga Varden
      Pages 331-353
  8. Aesthetics

  9. Philosophy of Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 469-469
    2. Michael Bennett McNulty, Marius Stan
      Pages 493-511
  10. Philosophy of Religion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 513-513
  11. Political Philosophy

  12. Anthropology, History, and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 641-641
    2. Katerina Deligiorgi
      Pages 683-703
  13. The Kantian Aftermath, and Kant’s Contemporary Relevance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 729-729
    2. Michael Rohlf
      Pages 791-813
    3. Matthew C. Altman
      Pages 815-821
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 823-851

About this book


This remarkably comprehensive Handbook provides a multifaceted yet carefully crafted investigation into the work of Immanuel Kant, one of the greatest philosophers the world has ever seen. With original contributions from leading international scholars in the field, this authoritative volume first sets Kant’s work in its biographical and historical context. It then proceeds to explain and evaluate his revolutionary work in metaphysics and epistemology, logic, ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, political philosophy, philosophy of history, philosophy of education, and anthropology.


Key Features:


• Draws attention to the foundations of Kant’s varied philosophical insights — transcendental idealism, logic, and the bridge between theoretical and practical reason

• Considers hitherto neglected topics such as sexuality and the philosophy of education

• Explores the immense impact of his ground-breaking work on subsequent intellectual movements


Serving as a touchstone for meaningful discussion about Kant’s philosophical and historical importance, this definitive Handbook is essential reading for Kant scholars who want to keep abreast of the field and for advanced students wishing to explore the frontiers of the subject.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew C. Altman
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Washington UniversityEllensburgUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-54655-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54656-2
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