Critique of Pure Reason (unabridged)

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Immanuel Kant

Critique of Pure Reason

Read by Peter Wickham


Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason is a core text of modern philosophy. Presenting an examination of the nature of human reason, its central argument is that the way in which man perceives his environment is a direct consequence of the mind’s ability to act on this environment and convert it into something meaningful. The work brings together two opposing schools of philosophy – rationalism and empiricism – and proposes a third way, which came to be known as transcendental idealism.

Critique of Pure Reason proved to be hugely influential, not least on Marx, Heidegger and Nietzsche. In this engaging recording, the ideas and arguments in the Critique are put forward with great clarity.

  • Running Time: 25 h 09 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-392-8
    Cat. no.:NA0528
    Edited by:Andrew Young, Viva Voce Audio
    Translated by:John Meiklejohn (updated)
    BISAC:PHI046000, PHI013000
    Released:May 22
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Narrator Peter Wickham approaches eighteenth-century philosopher Immanuel Kant’s text on metaphysics with a pace apparently arising from his clear understanding of where each argument is headed. This awareness guides listeners through its lengthy phrases. Hearing the text is, in fact, the way many who study Kant approach his works, albeit with unskilled oral reading to themselves. Wickham’s narration is a boon to students and scholars of the German thinker. While it will not make this classic author accessible to general readers, it conveys the work meaningfully. Those who are versed in the basic principles of Kant’s considerations will view Wickham’s approach as supportive of their efforts to gain deeper understanding of Kant’s thought and theory.

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