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Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785) remains one of the most influential works on moral philosophy. The German philosopher Immanuel Kant sets out by explaining the core concepts and principles of moral theory and demonstrating that they are normative for rational agents. He argues that the world of understanding is more fundamental than the world of sense. Therefore the moral law, which clearly applies to the world of understanding, also applies to the world of sense because the world of understanding is primary. 

In The Critique of Pure Reason (1781) Kant seeks to establish the scope of metaphysics. A critique of pure reason means a critique of the faculty of reason in general, with the aim of reaching a decision on the possibility or impossibility of metaphysics. Building on the work of empiricists such as John Locke, as well as rationalists such as Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, he attempts to find solutions to the skepticism of Hume regarding knowledge of the relation of cause and effect and that of René Descartes regarding knowledge of the external world. 

A key concept is the role of the categorical imperative, the idea that one ought to act only according to that precept that one would will to become a universal law.

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  • Rikard Latvala
  • 23-01-2021

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The quality of the audio is very low. sounds like the sample rate and bit depth is low thus giving the audio a whole lot of defects.

The reader sounds as if he sat in a really smal audio booth or as if he had a soundproof box over his head while reading the books.

The reader has a reading style that is very fragmented without any flow, this makes it hard to understand What is being read. Sounds more like he read random words out of a dictionary that forms no comprehensible sentences.

If this is what Immanuel Kant actually wrote word for word then you will need to have read a lot of books with complex words and language. For this sounds like a word sallad without any real meaning. In other words it is hard to picture What Kant actually wanted to say through his philosophy.

I would only recomend this audio book to those who actually want to investigate What Kant him self wrote. If you are looking for a book that explains kant look for something else.

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