Kant's Lectures on Anthropology: A Critical Guide

2015.04.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alix Cohen (ed.), Kant's Lectures on Anthropology: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 270pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.04.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alix Cohen (ed.), Kant's Lectures on Anthropology: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 270pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107024915. Reviewed by Martin Sticker, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Now that there are Cambridge Critical Guides for Kant's major works, Cambridge University Press is adding lesser-known works, such as Kant's Lectures on Anthropology, to the series. In her introduction, the editor Alix Cohen admits that these lectures have long been ignored and "deemed a peculiar collection of more or less pointless remarks on a variety of random topics vaguely related to human beings" (2), and that they are criticized for their "stereotyping, prejudice and bigotry" (2). Yet, the last twenty years have seen a revival of scholarly interest in them. Cohen's volume is part of the ongoing rediscovery of Kant's empirical (or impure) philosophy. This rediscovery has helped to correct or. . .

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