Kant's Questions: What is the Human Being?

2014.05.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Patrick R. Frierson, Kant's Questions: What is the Human Being?, Routledge, 2013, 322pp., $31.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.05.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Patrick R. Frierson, Kant's Questions: What is the Human Being?, Routledge, 2013, 322pp., $31.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415558457. Reviewed by Tim Jankowiak, Towson University This is a book about Kant's theory of human nature -- his "anthropology" -- and about the legacy of this theory in the 20th century. The first half or so gives a detailed account of Kant's multi-faceted anthropology, discussing the human being as cognizer, as agent, and as conditioned by history and culture. This first part is especially interesting because Patrick Frierson gives a systematic reconstruction of many of the lesser-known, "empirical" elements of Kant's account of human nature, thus supplementing and complementing the better-known, "transcendental" elements. The second half puts Kant in conversation with later theorists of human nature. Influential voices from the natural. . .

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