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Kant's Conception of Freedom: A Developmental and Critical Analysis

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2020.04.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Henry E. Allison, Kant's Conception of Freedom: A Developmental and Critical Analysis, Cambridge University Press, 2020, 531pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107145115. Reviewed by Allen Wood, Indiana University, Bloomington The title of this hefty book might easily mislead. The book is in effect a detailed survey of Kant's entire philosophy, including even many Reflexionen from Kant's Nachlass, as seen from the standpoint of one of its leading scholars of the past half century. It encompasses the development of Kant's philosophy from Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens (1755) all the way to Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason (1793-94) and even Metaphysics of Morals (1798). The book's ten chapters divide evenly between Kant's writings before the Critique of Pure Reason (1781) and his writings after that. It is sometimes evident that Henry E. Allison is reading the early writings as preparatory to his interpretation of the works for which... Read More

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