Kant and Post-Kantian Philosophy (NCHPH659)
In this course we study the critical philosophy of Kant and its legacy. Themes include reason, self-consciousness, freedom, and philosophical systematicity.
Besides readings in Kant’s first Critique, the course examines the works of major thinkers who followed in the century after it.
Students will study a range of topics, of which the following list is indicative
- the idea of a ‘critical philosophy’
- transcendental idealism
- the relation between nature and freedom
- criticisms of the Kantian project in philosophy
The Kant and Post-Kantian Philosophy course aims to
- develop students’ knowledge and understanding of key texts, questions and debates in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Kantian and post-Kantian thought.
- develop students’ ability to give clear analyses of complex positions.
- develop students’ powers of logic and critical thinking.
The following degrees feature this course