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Kant’s Practical Philosophy

From Critique to Doctrine


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Gary Banham
    Pages 1-7
  3. Gary Banham
    Pages 8-36
  4. Gary Banham
    Pages 37-63
  5. Gary Banham
    Pages 64-92
  6. Gary Banham
    Pages 118-151
  7. Gary Banham
    Pages 152-180
  8. Gary Banham
    Pages 181-211
  9. Gary Banham
    Pages 212-238
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 239-270

About this book


This work presents Kant as a vital revolutionary thinker, showing that his Practical Philosophy has been marred by views that it is formalist and centred on categorical imperative. Discussing his commitment to the notion of rational religion and his treatment of evil, this important study provides a vivid account of Kant's concerns.


ethics Immanuel Kant Kant liberty morality philosophy reason religion

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUK

About the authors

GARY BANHAM is Reader in Transcendental Philosophy at the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is author of Kant and the Ends of Aesthetics and co-editor of Evil Spirits: Nihilism and the Fate of Modernity. He is also the general editor of Palgrave's Renewing Philosophy series.

Bibliographic information


Reviews of the Hardback Edition

'Banham provides nothing less than a wholesale, unified and detailed rethinking of Kant's argument...this is both a rich and ambitious book.' - British Journal for the History of Philosophy

'The knowledge Banham displays of Kant's works and the number of points he makes are highly impressive.' - Mind

'...a valuable resource for any reader interested in Kantian ethics or Kantian exegesis.' - Political Theory