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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

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

About the editors

Matthew C. Altman is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy & Religious Studies Department at Central Washington University, USA. He is the author of A Companion to Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason” (2008) and Kant and Applied Ethics (2011), co-author of The Fractured Self in Freud and German Philosophy (2013), and editor of The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism (2014).

Bibliographic information


Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2018

“A new generation of Kant scholars is on the rise, and this beautifully printed and consummately edited scholarly collection announces their ascendancy with distinctive fanfare. … The essays are extremely readable, impeccably annotated, and abundantly resourceful, so they will be useful both for novice readers finding their way through Kant’s notoriously difficult thicket of concepts and for established scholars seeking reference points sure to spark renewed debate. … Researchers in particular will find this book a critical touchstone.” (J. G. Moore, Choice, Vol. 55 (12), August, 2018)