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The Critique of Pure Reason

Narrated by: Martin Wilson
Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Classics, Non-Fiction
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Published in 1797, the Critique of Pure Reason is considered to be one of the foremost philosophical works ever written. In the Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant explores the foundation of human knowledge and its limits, as well as man's ability to engage in metaphysics.

The Critique builds on the works of famous philosophers such as John Locke and David Hume, but Kant takes their ideas further. Kant delves into new ideas concerning time and space and how human knowledge relates to cause and effect. Kant's ideas were unique for his time in that he believed that human knowledge did not conform to objects but that objects conformed to human knowledge. It was also Kant's view that humans were born with some prior knowledge that might also be termed intuition and that additional knowledge was gained through life experience.

Born in 1724, Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher who is considered by many to be an important contributor to modern philosophical thought. The basics of Kant's beliefs were that the human mind was responsible for creating the structure of one's experiences.

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  • Marcus
  • 09-07-2018

A Must Have For The Philosophy Aficionado

For anyone that's into philosophy this book is a great read and the translation is very straight forward and clear. It probably ranks in the top 5 of the most influential philosophical books of all time. I highly recommend listening to this book rather than reading it as it is quite a difficult read to get through, but it's a must read for any dedicated student of philosophy.

Hats off to the narrator for a good job in this reading!!

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  • Joshua J Eller
  • 15-01-2019

Excellent book, Wrong medium

This book is exceptional. However, I strongly recommend that those reading for the first time and who are not well-versed in old English do not use audio. The playful language, definition of terms, and stacked qualifiers in many of the key points make it difficult to fully comprehend Kant's work in this medium. Reading this book successfully requires a visual medium, where complex sentences can be read multiple times and revisited as the ideas build, with a writing utensil notebook nearby. Not for the casual reader.

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  • Wesley Kuykendall
  • 19-07-2019

Terrible Narrator

This is a dense and difficult book and the narrator is awful. Get this by another narrator.

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  • AmazonCustomer99
  • 10-07-2019

Not worth your time

Either Kant was a terrible communicator or this translation of his work is terrible. It could be both. In any case, this book is completely unintelligible and a waste of time. If you drive while reading this book you may be in danger of crashing your car because it could put you to sleep.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-05-2019

A true heavyweight philosophical bombshell

Cognition, transcendentalism, logical deduction, a priori and empirical exploration. This book has it all. Kant leaves nothing on the table with a disk philosophical journey into the understanding and knowable

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  • Steven Simmons
  • 08-03-2019

Jut about philosophy genre on audiobooks

It’s going to be hard to follow because he will make two long point at once and discuss them both as the same time while addressing the points as former me latter. However the former and latter points have to be around 100-200 word sentences that you are expected to remember and something you can’t just flip back to.

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