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Kant, Immanuel.

Published by Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1781. (1781)

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Item Description: Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1781., 1781. 8vo. (24), 856 pp. Engraved title vignette and a few small engraved vignettes in text. Contemporary full calf with spine gilt in four compartments. Marbled endpapers; all edges red. One of the most influential works in the history of philosophy. In the preface to this first edition Kant explains what he means by a critique of pure reason: "I do not mean by this a critique of books and systems, but of the faculty of reason in general, in respect of all knowledge after which it may strive independently of all experience." Before Kant, it was generally held that truths of reason must be analytic, meaning that what is stated in the predicate must already be present in the subject (for example, "An intelligent man is intelligent" or "An intelligent man is a man"). In either case, the judgment is analytic because it is ascertained by analyzing the subject. It was thought that all truths of reason, or necessary truths, are of this kind: that in all of them there is a predicate that is only part of the subject of which it is asserted. If this were so, attempting to deny anything that could be known a priori (for example, "An intelligent man is not intelligent" or "An intelligent man is not a man") would involve a contradiction. It was therefore thought that the law of contradiction is sufficient to establish all a priori knowledge. 'The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of "pure reason"; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame. Kant's achievements in other branches of philosophy were equally distinguished and fruitful [.] His methods [.] dominated western philosophical thought throughout the 19th century, as they do today' (PMM). - A fine, flawless copy. Warda 59. Norman 1197. PMM 226. Bookseller Inventory # 46478

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Critik der reinen Vernunft.: Kant, Immanuel.

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Item Description: Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1781., 1781. 8vo (205 x 123 mm). Engraved title vignette and a few small engraved vignettes in text. Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, flat spine with orange label lettered in gilt, edges red. Modern cloth box, orange label. One of the most influential works in the history of philosophy. In the preface to this first edition Kant explains what he means by a critique of pure reason: "I do not mean by this a critique of books and systems, but of the faculty of reason in general, in respect of all knowledge after which it may strive independently of all experience." Before Kant, it was generally held that truths of reason must be analytic, meaning that what is stated in the predicate must already be present in the subject (for example, "An intelligent man is intelligent" or "An intelligent man is a man"). In either case, the judgment is analytic because it is ascertained by analyzing the subject. It was thought that all truths of reason, or necessary truths, are of this kind: that in all of them there is a predicate that is only part of the subject of which it is asserted. If this were so, attempting to deny anything that could be known a priori (for example, "An intelligent man is not intelligent" or "An intelligent man is not a man") would involve a contradiction. It was therefore thought that the law of contradiction is sufficient to establish all a priori knowledge. 'The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of "pure reason"; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame. Kant's achievements in other branches of philosophy were equally distinguished and fruitful [.] His methods [.] dominated western philosophical thought throughout the 19th century, as they do today' (PMM). - Provenance: Librarie Schlesinger, Vevey (bookseller's small ticket). - Some light marginal spotting, occasional light marginal browning or staining. Extremities rubbed, sides scuffed. Warda 59. Norman 1197. PMM 226. Bookseller Inventory # 45429

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First edition of Kant's greatest work, the CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON, widely considered the most influential book in philosophy since Aristotle. Warda 59; Adickes 46. 'Kant does, I must say, make writers like Locke and Berkeley, and indeed Hume, excellent though they are, look to me rather like amateurs' (Sir Geoffrey Warnock in discussion with Bryan Magee, The Great Philosophers, BBC Books, 1987, p. 187). 'Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy. The infuence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of "pure reason"; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame. Kant's achievements in other branches of philosophy were equally distinguished and fruitful. His methods dominated western philosophical thought throughout the nineteenth century, as they do today' (Printing and the Mind of Man 226). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, [xxiv], 856 pp. (426-461 unpaginated as usual), contemporary half vellum over speckled boards, lightly rubbed and marked, edges red, 20th-century bookplate on pastedown, front free endpaper (top corner clipped) with two 19th-century ownership signatures and a small inscription dated 1957, a few pages with pencilled underlining and marginal reading marks, some light marginal browning and isolated spots, a very well-preserved copy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13551283972

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Item Description: Königsberg: Martin Eberhard Dorn, 1746 [recte 1749]., 1749. Octavo (195 x 117 mm). Contemporary sprinkled sheep and speckled boards, spine decorated with gilt rules and floral device in compartments, morocco label, all edges sprinkled. Lower edge and corners very lightly rubbed; an excellent copy. With two folding plates at the end. Very rare first edition of Kant's first book. "In his early years Kant pondered the nature of space and time first from the point of view of Leibniz and then of Newton, but eventually he found both positions unsatisfactory. In his Thoughts on the true estimation of Living Forces [the present work] he took Leibniz's view and tried to explain the nature of space by means of the forces of unextended substances (monads) that cause such substances to interact. He attempted to account for the threefold dimensionality of space by appealing to the laws that govern such interactions; but he was not very successful, as he himself admitted" (DSB). Adickes 17; Warda 1. Bookseller Inventory # 115611

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Item Description: Königsberg, Martin Eberhard Dorn, 1746. 8vo. Nice newer full vellum with gilt spine. Title-page a bit soiled and with neat reapair to blank margins, far from affecting text. A bit of occasional browning and soiling. one plate repared from verso, no loss. Title-page + 16 pp. + pp. (3) - 240 + 2 folded engraved plates. Fully complete. The exceedingly scarce first edition of Kant's debut, the first work that he ever published, at the mere age of 22. The work constitutes a milestone in the modern discussion of dimensionality.Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) - now considered, along with Plato and Aristotle, the most important philosopher of all time -, entered the university of Königsberg at the age of 16, in 1740. Here he studied mainly mathematics and physics under Martin Knutzen and Johann Teske, until his father's death in 1746. These years proved formative for the young philosophical genious, and his profound interest in the philosophy of science stems from this period. When his father died, however, Kant was forced to break off his studies to help provide for the family, which he did by working as a private tutor for three different families over a period of about nine years. Finally in 1755 he was able to resume his studies at the university, and the same year he received his doctorate of philosophy; in 1770 he was finally given a permanent position, as professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Königsberg. It is here that he writes the works that have changed the entire trajectory of modern thought - his three seminal critiques, that of pure reason, that of practical reason, and that of judgment. The foundation of Kant's philosophy is laid during his early years of studying, which culminate is this his first publication, "Thoughts on the True Estimation of Living Forces", which constitutes an attempt to determine space dimensionality from a physical law. Kant initially adapted Leibnitz's view and tried to explain the nature of space by means of the forces of monads that cause such substances to interact. Although its basic idea was abandoned during his critic period, Kant's first work nonetheless constitutes amilestone in the modern discussion of dimensionality. "The two main influences on Kant in his philosophical reflections on science were Leibniz and Newton. During his first period of study at the University of Königsberg, from 1740 to 1746, Knutzen taught that version of Leibniz's metaphysics which the German philosopher Christian von Wolff had made popular. He also taught the mathematical physics which Newton had developed. He revealed to the young Kant the various oppositions, puzzles, and contradictions of these two great natural philosophers. The nature of space and time was what interested the young Kant most in these disputes between Leibniz and Newton. He studied the famous exchange of letters between Leibniz and Samuel Clarke, a defender of Newton's philosophy. [.] In his early years Kant pondered the nature of space and time first from the point of view of Leibniz and then of Newton, but eventually he found both positions unsatisfactory." (Ellington, in DSB: VII, pp. 225-26). The nature of space and space dimensionality that Kant attempts to uncover and explain in this his first work comes to found a basis for all his later thought. The role that physics, especially the concepts of space and time, plays for his view of the world and for the development of his philosophical thought is immense, and his earliest thoughts on the subject understream all of his later thought.Warda nr. 1. Bookseller Inventory # 46723

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KANT, IMMANUEL. - [PMM 226 - PURE REASON - CHANGING THE FACE OF PHILOSOPHY]

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Item Description: Riga, Hartknoch, 1781. 8vo. Very nice later (probably around 1920, signed "F. Dudik, Aachen) pastiche-binding of brown half calf with elaborate blindtooling and gild lettering to spine. A bit of wear to extremities, especially corners. A bit of soiling to inner blank margin of title-page. One tiny wormhole to blank margin of first four leaves. A very nice, clean, and fresh copy. (24), 856 pp. Rare first edition of Kant's monumental main work, arguably the most important work in the history of philosophy since Aristotle.The "Critique of Pure Reason" took Kant about a decade to write, and the work is of the utmost scarcity. It is due to this work that Kant became world famous as one of the three or four greatest philosophers of all times, and the work fundamentally changed the face of philosophy. With this work philosophy is finally provided with a new and comprehensive way of dealing systematically with the problems of philosophy. "In 1770 Kant became professor of logic and metaphysics, and at this point there is a sudden falling off in number of his publications. The cause of this became clear eleven years later when "The Critique of Pure Reason" appeared; and with it Kant became famous. Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy. The influence of Kant is paramount to the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of "pure reason", and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame." (PMM 226). Bookseller Inventory # 50985

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KANT, Immanuel

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Item Description: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga, 1781. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (197 x 119 mm). [24], 856 pp., pp. 426-461 unpaginated. Engraved title vignette and a few small engraved vignettes in text. Contemporary blue paper-covered boards, flat spine with brown label lettered in blind, blue-sprinkled edges (boards and extremities lightly rubbed, corners little bumped and scuffed). Light browning and occasional pale, mainly marginal, spotting to text, p.19 with small stain from lamp oil. A fine, unrestored and unmarked copy in original German binding. ---- PMM 226; Norman 1197; Warda, Die Druckschriften Kants, 59. FIRST EDITION of Kant's most highly regarded work and a landmark of modern thought. " Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy . The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of "pure reason"; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame. Kant's achievements in other branches of philosophy were equally distinguished and fruitful. His methods. dominated western philosophical thought throughout the nineteenth century as they do today" (PMM). Bookseller Inventory # 002531

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Kant, Immanuel, German philosopher (1724-1804).

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Item Description: N. p., [c. 1793]., 1793. 8vo. ½ p. Addenda. Inscribed to his former student Carl Gottlieb Fischer, in Latin, on a blank sheet formerly constituting the flyleaf of "Die Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der bloßen Vernunft": "VIRO | docto, cordato, integerrimo, | Carol. Theophil. Fischer, | Christianismi veri | Praeconi ac Exemplo, | Amico exoptatissimo, | libellum hunc | D[at].D[icat].D[edicat]. | auctor". - At the bottom of the page is a certificate of authenticity by Justus Florian Lobeck, Secretary of the Royal Library at Königsberg, dated June 15, 1850, attesting that the rare Kant autograph was removed from the volume presented to Fischer. C. T. Fischer (1745-1801) was a hospital priest in Königsberg from 1787 and an admirer of Kant. In a letter from him to Kant on January 29, 1794, Fischer thanks him for "the gift of Religion [.] from the hand of its author" (transl.; Kant: AA XI, Briefwechsel 1794, p. 486, no. 615). - Some brownstaining. Includes two later letters and a postcard referring to the quotation. Bookseller Inventory # 28409

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Kant, Immanuel, German philosopher (1724-1804).

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Item Description: [Königsberg], 2. III. 1792., 1792. 1 p. Matted (ca. 100 x 55 mm), glazed and framed (250 x 250 mm). A quotation in Latin, taken from the maxims of Publilius Syrus and frequently used in friendship albums by Kant in his more advanced age: "Ad poenitendum properat, cito qui iudicat" ("He who is quick to judge hastens toward repenting"), followed by six neatly spaced and centered lines, all in his own hand, which read, translated: "Immanuel Kant, full professor of logics and metaphysics in Königsberg, senior of the philosophical faculty, member of the Berlin Royal Academy of Sciences, on the 2nd day of March 1792.". Bookseller Inventory # 45806

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Critik der Urtheilskraft. Berlin und Libau: Lagarde: KANT, Immanuel

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition of Kant's third and final Critique, by far the scarcest of his major works. It lays the foundation for modern aesthetics and is divided into two parts, ‘Critique of Aesthetic Judgement’ and ‘Critique of Teleological Judgement’. It also includes an extensive overview of the entire critical system. Goethe said the Critique of Judgement was the first philosophical book ever to move him, and Fichte called it 'the crown of the critical philosophy'. Warda 125; Adickes 71. 'Scholars have long asked a basic question about the two halves of the Critique of Judgment. What do the beautiful and sublime have to do with any alleged necessity of taking a teleological approach to the study of organisms? One avenue for finding unity across these topics is to connect both to the idea of a purpose. Kant provides a definition of purpose (and the related notion of 'purposiveness') in the Introduction. A purpose is "the concept of an object, insofar as it at the same time contains the ground of reality of this object . . . The correspondence of a thing with that constitution of things that is possible only in accordance with ends [purposes] is called the purposiveness of its form." He maintains that beautiful art is purposive without a purpose. It does not aim at some good, yet it can only be understood as possible in accord with purposes. In a similar way, the arrangement of parts in an organism is contingent with respect of the basic laws of matter; yet it is purposive because the possibility of this arrangement can be understood only as the product of a purpose' (Patricia Kitcher, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Oct. 2015). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, lviii, 476, [1] pp., contemporary boards rubbed and with a few marks, spine with gilt rules, neatly repaired, a one-line contemporary annotation on the front pastedown, no other inscriptions and no library stamps, very slight foxing towards the end, internally a fine, clean and crisp copy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1479490615421

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KANT, Immanuel (1724-1804).

Published by P. Hill, Manners and Miller; Hamburg: B. G. Hoffmann, London: (1797)

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Item Description: P. Hill, Manners and Miller; Hamburg: B. G. Hoffmann, London:, 1797. hardcover. 2 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of James Sigismund Beck's three-volume Erläuternder Auszug aus den critischen Schriften des Herrn Prof. Kant (Riga: Hartknock, 1793-1796), an important early introduction to Kant's thought. Beck's work stands far above the plane of the similar efforts of Kiesewetter, Snell, and others. Beck was extraordinary professor at the University of Halle. RARE IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. 8vo. lxxx, 454, [ads 2] pp. Original quarter paper-backed blue drab boards; spine chipped, corners showing. Ex library bookplate. Very good. SCARCE. Bookseller Inventory # S6957

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Item Description: Kl.-8vo (161 x 100 mm). Titel, 114 S. Halblederband mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung. Königsberg, chez Frédéric Nicolovius, [Janvier] 1796. Erste französische Ausgabe von Immanuel Kants Gedanken zum Ewigen Frieden, die ihren Verfasser auch als einen der geistigen Gründerväter der UNO ausweist. Intendiert wurde dieser völker- und weltbürgerrechtliche Entwurf zu einem univesalen Friedensvertrag unmittelbar durch den 'Basler Friedensschluss', den Frankreich und Preussen am 5. April 1795 besiegelten. Zur Leipziger Buchmesse Ende September 1795 aufgelegt, veranlasste Kant umgehend eine Uebertragung ins Französische und liess sie "als erste Ausgabe überhaupt" (H. F. Klemme) um einen Zusatz vermehrt (Geheimer Artikel zum ewigen Frieden) in Königsberg im Januar 1796 veröffentlichen. Im Herbst desselben Jahres wurde diese französische Uebersetzung im Verlag Jansen et Perronneau unverändert nachgedruckt und auf Seite 113 des 'Magazine encyclopédique' annonciert. "Dieser Vorgang ist umso bemerkenswerter, als die 'Kritik de reinen Vernunft' erst 1835 ins Französische übersetzt wurde. Er erklärt sich durch die weitgehend politisch motivierten Bemühungen einer Reihe deutscher Emigranten, die von Kant eingeleitete 'kopernikanische Wendung' des philosophischen Denkens, welche auf französisch durch "révolution copernicienne" wiedergegeben wird, als deutsche Parallele zur französischen Revolution darzustellen" (Heinz Wismann). Dies geht deutlich aus den seit März 1795 in der Zeitschrift Le Moniteur abgedruckten Leserbriefen und der ebendort am 3. Januar 1796 von Ludwig Ferdinand Huber anonym veröffentlichten Zusammenfassung der 'Friedensschrift' hervor. In diesen Zusammenhang gehört auch der wiederholte Versuch, einen direkten Kontakt zwischen Immanuel Kant und dem in den revolutionären Verfassungsdebatten wortführenden Abt [Emmanuel-Joseph] Siéyès herzustellen . Um den Gerüchten über seine Beziehungen zu Siéyès ein Ende zu setzen, liess Kant am 7. März in den Königsbergischen Gelehrten und Politischen Zeitungen ein ausdrückliches Dementi abdrucken. Insofern ist das unter dem Titel Antwortschreiben des Professors Kant in Königsberg an den Abt Siéyès in Paris 1796 aus dem lateinischen Original übersetzte "in Umlauf gebrachte Elaborat mit Sicherheit eine Fälschung. Unter den hinterlassenen Papieren von Siéyès ist übrigens vor einiger Zeit eine von Karl Wilhelm Théremin hergestellte französische Nachschrift der Antwort Kants an Karl Ludwig Théremin vom 9. März 1796 entdeckt worden, in der Kant ihn bittet, dem Abt Siéyès seine Vorstellungen hinsichtlich des 'rein literarischen' Projekts, seine Werke in Frankreich bekannt zu machen, zu übermitteln. In der Liste der Werke, deren Übersetzung Kant nahelegt, fehlt allerdings die Schrift Zum ewigen Frieden. Möglicherweise lässt sich diese Auslassung als Indiz dafür interpretieren, dass die Übersetzung 'unter den Augen des Autors' bereits im Gange war. Es ist überdies durchaus denkbar, dass Kant von der Vermittlungsinitiative eines anderen Grenzgängers wusste, der am 10. Januar 1796 Siéyès eine komprimierte französische Fassung des Textes geschickt hatte. Es handelt sich um Karl Friedrich Reinhard, der als französischer Botschafter bei den Hansestädten akkreditiert war und dessen Sendung im Nachlass von Siéyès wiederaufgetaucht ist . " (Heinz Wismann). - Hs. Besitzeintrag auf Titel und S. 100 unten. Commandeur en chef, 4e corps de la Grande Armée (Stempel auf Titel und S. 100). Die Kommandanten des vierten Corps waren sukzessive: Soult (1805-1808), Masséna (1809), Eugène de Beauharnais (1812-1813), Bertrand (1813) und Gérard während der Cent Jours (1815). Warda, Immanuel Kants Bücher, Nr. 10070; vgl. PMM 226; Azouvi/Bourel, De Königsberg à Paris. La réception de Kant en France (1991), 65f.; Wismann, Von Königsberg nach Paris. Französische Reaktionen auf Kants Schrift 'Zum ewigen Frieden, in: Freunde Kants, Jahrestreffen 2009 (Online Version); Volpi 817f.; Bialas/Hässler, 200 Jahre Kants Entwurf 'Zum ewigen. Bookseller Inventory # B349665

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Item Description: 1838. First Edition. "KANT, Immanuel. Critick of Pure Reason. Translated from the Original of Immanuel Kant. London: William Pickering, 1838. Octavo, period-style full green morocco with elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards, raised bands, marbled endpapers. $4700.First edition in English of Kant’s major work, representing the "full maturity" of his philosophical thought.The first of his three Critiques, Kant's Critick of Pure Reason (first published in German in 1781), represents the "full maturity" of his philosophical thought. It treats the problem of "how it is possible for the individual thinking subject to connect together the parts of his experience in the form we call cognition The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of 'pure reason'; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame" (PMM 226). With rear errata leaf; bound without half title, publisher's advertisements. Harris, 85. See Norman 1197; Palmquist Kt1. Text fine, beautifully bound.". Bookseller Inventory # 106806

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KANT, IMMANUEL. - [THE "B-TEXT" OF THE CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON]

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Item Description: Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1787. 8vo. Original blue paper boards with original orange-brown paper spine. Contemporary handwritten paper title-label to spine. Minor wear to extremities and spine a bit soiled. All in all very fine. Internally light brownspotting, as usual. One leaf with a neat repair to inner blank margin, not affecting any lettering. Old owner's inscription to front free end-paper. XLIV, 884 pp. The very important second edition of Kant's monumental main work, -arguably the most important work in the history of philosophy since Aristotle. The text of the second, by Kant himself much enlarged and revised, edition is considered the standard version of the "Critique of Pure Reason" - the so-called B-text - and the basis text for all later editions of the work; thus the present version of the work constitutes one of the most important and influential texts in the history of philosophy. The "Critique of Pure Reason" took Kant about a decade to write, and in 1781 the first edition, which is a rarity, appeared. Kant kept working on his magnum opus, and in 1787 the much revised and enlarged second edition of it appeared. It is due to this work that Kant became world famous as one of the three or four greatest philosophers of all times, and the work fundamentally changed the face of philosophy. With this work philosophy is finally provided with a new and comprehensive way of dealing systematically with the problems of philosophy. "In 1770 Kant became professor of logic and metaphysics, and at this point there is a sudden falling off in number of his publications. The cause of this became clear eleven years later when "The Critique of Pure Reason" appeared; and with it Kant became famous. Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy. The influence of Kant is paramount to the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of "pure reason", and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame." (PMM 226 - the first edition).Warda: 60. Bookseller Inventory # 50185

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Immanuel Kant; Editor-Paul Guyer; Editor-Allen W. Wood

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KANT, IMMANUEL

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KANT, Immanuel.

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Item Description: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga, 1787. SECOND EDITION. 1 blank leaf + TP + [III]-[VI] = Dedication + [VII]-XLIV = Vorrede + [1]-884, Octavo. Second Edition. [Warda 60] With pages 454 through 489 unnumbered as usual. Kant's masterpiece, the book that made him world-famous, and arguably the most important book of philosophy published in modern times. "Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the line on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy'" (PMM, p. 137). Having been woken from his "dogmatic slumbers" by his reading of Hume, Kant went on to effect a "Copernican" revolution in philosophy -- the effects of which have not yet subsided. The so-called "B" text which Kant heavily revised and which must be compared and contrasted with the original first edition "A" text. Almost all modern editions and translations blend elements of both the "A" and the "B" versions of the text.Kant included here his own substantive amplifications, corrections, and improvements, noting some but not all of these in the new Introduction. At the time, Kant considered this to be the "definitive edition," but made further incorporations in the 1790 edition (see next item}. Today, philosophers still think it necessary to have both the "A" and "B" versions of the text available when studying the work. Contemporary half-leather with marbled boards. Spine with lavish gilt decorations and gilt lettering on red field. Rear board dented (creased) along lower portion. Former owner's signature purple ink on first dedication page. In general, a clean, tight, pretty copy of this extremely important work. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 944

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Item Description: Berlin Reimer [de Gruyter] ff, 1910. 8°. Original Halbleder. Schwarze Kalbsledervariante, mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Sehr hochwertige und saubere Ausführung. Druckfrisch. Große Werkausgabe, besorgt von Wilhelm Dilthey (Werke), Rudolf Reicke (Briefwechsel), Erich Adickes (Handschriftlicher Nachlaß) und Paul Menzer (Vorlesungen). Bisher erschienen 28 der auf 29 Bände projektierten Ausgabe. (Band 26 soll demnächst (Stand Juli 2005) erscheinen. Übersicht der Bandeinteilung: [Abt. I]: Werke / [Band 1 (I/ 1)] Vorkritische Schriften I: 1747-1756 / [Band 2 (I/ 2)] Vorkritische Schriften II: 1757-1777 / [Band 3 (I/ 3)] Kritik der reinen Vernunft. (2. Aufl. 1787) / [Band 4 (I/ 4)] Kritik der reinen Vernunft (1. Aufl. 1781). Prolegomena. Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten. Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Naturwissenschaft / [Band 5 (I/ 5)] Kritik der praktischen Vernunft. Kritik der Urteilskraft / [Band 6 (I/ 6)] Die Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der bloßen Vernunft. Die Metaphysik der Sitten / [Band 7 (1/ 7)] Der Streit der Fakultäten. / Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht / [Band 8 (I/ 8)] Abhandlungen nach 1781 / [Band 9 (I/ 9)] Logik. Physische Geographie. Pädagogik // [Abt. Abt. II] / Briefwechsel: [Band 10 (II/ 1)] 1747-1788 / [Band 11 (II/ 2)] 1789-1794 / [Band 12 (II/ 3)] 1795-1803. Anhang / [Band 13 (II/ 4)] Anmerkungen und Register // [Abt. Abt. III] Handschriftlicher Nachlass: [Band 14 (III/ 1)] Mathematik - Physik und Chemie - Physische Geographie / [Band 15 (III/ 2)] Anthropologie / [Band 16 (III/ 3)] Logik / [Band 17 (III/ 4)] Metaphysik. 1. Teil / [Band 18 (III/ 5)] Metaphysik. 2. Teil / [Band 19 (III/ 6)] Moralphilosophie, Rechtsphilosophie und Religionsphilosophie / [Band 20 (III/ 7)] Bemerkungen zu den Beobachtungen über das Gefühl des Schönen und Erhabenen - Rostocker Kantnachlaß - Preisschrift über die Fortschritte der Metaphysik / [Band 21 (III/ 8)] Opus posthumum. 1. Hälfte (Convolut I bis VI) / [Band 22 (III/ 9)] Opus Posthumum. 2. Hälfte. (Convolut VII-XIII) /[Band 23(III/ 10)] Vorarbeiten und Nachträge // [Abt. Abt. IV] / Vorlesungen: [Band 24 (IV/ 1)] Vorlesungen über Logik [Teilband 1 & 2] / [Band 25 (IV/ 2)] Vorlesungen über Anthropologie [Teilband 1 & 2] / [Band 26 (IV/ 3)] Vorlesungen über die Physische Geographie [Teilband 1] / [Bd 27 (IV/ 4] Vorlesungen über Moralphilosophie [Teilband 1; 2,1 & 2,2] / [Band 28 (IV/ 5)] Vorlesungen über Metaphysik und Rationaltheologie [Teilband 1; 2,1 & 2,2] / [Band 29 (IV/ 6)] Kleinere Vorlesungen und Ergänzungen I [Teilband 1,1 & 1,2] Preis gilt nur bei Gesamtabnahme des Werkes. Weiterhin ist eine Subskriptionsvereinbarung für die ausstehenden Teilbände von Band 26 erforderlich. Lieferung einzelner Bände auf Anfrage ebenfalls möglich. [Philosophie (Deutschland) (18. Jahrhundert); Philosophiegeschichte; Aufklärung; Idealismus; ] 43000 gr. Bookseller Inventory # 4740812

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KANT, IMMANUEL. - [A MAIN WORK OF GERMAN IDEALISM]

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Item Description: Riga, bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1783. 8vo. A very nice contemporary cardboard binding with marbled paper, gilt line-decoration and gilt title-label to spine. A light, small damp stain to upper margin of first two leaves, after the attempted removal of an old owner's name (still legible, dated 1889). A very nice and clean copy. Woodcut title-vignette, woodcut rod with floral vine-headpiece on p. 3, and woodcut end-vignette (rod with leaves). 222 pp. The rare first edition, first issue, of Kant's masterpiece, the more popular exposition of the ideas presented in his main work "Critik der reinen Vernunft" (1781). Three variants of the first edition appeared in the same year, distinguishable by head- and tailpieces; this is the first, as described in Warda, 75.This work constitutes a more comprehensible exposition of the main thoughts of Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason", and the "prolegomena", being one of the most frequently read and most approachable of his works, also became one of Kant's most influential. It is responsible for spreading his thoughts among a much wider audience than his other works. After having received immense negative critique and having been misunderstood with the first edition of the "Critique of Pure Reason", Kant wrote his "Prolegomena" as a defense and explanation; he later incorporated much of it into the second edition of the "Critique of Pure Reason". It is with the ideas expounded in this work that Kant becomes world-famous. "Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy. The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. - No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. " (PMM 226). Bookseller Inventory # 50583

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Item Description: Riga, bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1783. 8vo. Nice contemporary half calf with gilding to spine. Red title-label renewed. A very nice copy. Woodcut title-vignette, woodcut rod with floral vine-headpiece on p. 3, and woodcut end-vignette (rod with leaves). 222 pp. The rare first edition, first issue, of Kant's masterpiece, the more popular exposition of the ideas presented in his main work "Critik der reinen Vernunft" (1781). Three variants of the first edition appeared in the same year, distinguishable by head- and tailpieces; this is the first, as described in Warda, 75.This work constitutes a more comprehensible exposition of the main thoughts of Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason", and the "prolegomena", being one of the most frequently read and most approachable of his works, also became one of Kant's most influential. It is responsible for spreading his thoughts among a much wider audience than his other works. After having received immense negative critique and having been misunderstood with the first edition of the "Critique of Pure Reason", Kant wrote his "Prolegomena" as a defense and explanation; he later incorporated much of it into the second edition of the "Critique of Pure Reason". It is with the ideas expounded in this work that Kant becomes world-famous. "Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy. The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. - No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. " (PMM 226). Bookseller Inventory # 53647

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KANT, IMMANUEL. - [THE FOUNDING OF MODERN ETHICS]

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Item Description: Riga, Hartknoch, 1788. 8vo. A bit later (1840'ies) half cloth with gilding to spine. Old allegorical stamp to title-page; another stamp at lower margin removed, likewise old owner's name.Otherwise a very nice copy. Woodcut title-vignette. 292 pp. First edition of Kant's second main work, the second of his critical works, and his main work on practical philosophy. Together Kant's three critiques, that of pure reason, that of practical reason and that of judgement, make up the most important contribution to philosophy since Aristotle and Plato. Kant's influence on modern philosophy is primarily due to his critical works, and with them he gives to philosophy a new and comprehensive way of dealing systematically with the problems of philosophy. In his "Critique of Practical reason" Kant establishes the "Categorical Imperative", which was to found modern ethics, and with it he establishes the moral philosophy that ties together all of his critical philosophy. The work has dominated Western ethical thought decisively from the time of its appearance.Warda: 112. See also Printing and the Mind of Man 226 (Critik der reinen Vernunft). Bookseller Inventory # 48631

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Immanuel Kant

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Item Description: 1787. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Kant, Immanuel, Critique of Pure Reason. 1787 2nd edition. New calf. The 2nd edition makes major changes, especially in the first sections. In modern translations, the A (first) and B (second) versions are both preserved. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1485730139912

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Item Description: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga, 1787. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: none. Second revised. KANT, Immanuel. Critik der reinen Vernunft (Critique of Pure Reason). Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga, 1787. 1 blank leaf TP + 2 leaves = Dedication + [VII]-XLIV = Vorrede + [1]-884, [with pages 454 through 489 unnumbered as usual], Octavo. Second Edition. [Warda 60]Kant’s masterpiece, the book that made him world-famous, and arguably the most important book of philosophy published in modern times. "Kant’s great achievement was to conclude finally the line on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy’" (PMM, p. 137). Having been woken from his "dogmatic slumbers" by his reading of Hume, Kant went on to effect a "Copernican" revolution in philosophy -- the effects of which have not yet subsided.The so-called "B" text which Kant heavily revised and which must be compared and contrasted with the original first edition "A" text. Almost all modern editions and translations blend elements of both the "A" and the "B" versions of the text.Kant included here his own substantive amplifications, corrections, and improvements, noting some but not all of these in the new Introduction. At the time, Kant considered this to be the "definitive edition," but made further incorporations in the 1790 edition. Today, philosophers still think it necessary to have both the "A" and "B" versions of the text available when studying the work.CONDITION: Contemporary half-leather with marbled boards. Spine with surface/visual cracking only to leather, but solid. Beautiful contemporary hand-scripted label to spine. Light scuffing to boards. Neatly written notes to front free endpaper in contemporary hand. Internally near fine. This is a gorgeous copy, tightly bound with only some visual cracking to spine leather. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Contemporary half-leather with marbled boards. Spine with surface/visual cracking only to leather, but solid. Beautiful contemporary hand-scripted label to spine. Light scuffing to boards. Neatly written notes to front free endpaper in contemporary hand. Internally near fine. This is a gorgeous copy, tightly bound with only some visual cracking to spine leather. Bookseller Inventory # 56

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Item Description: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga, 1788. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: none. First edition. First Edition of Kant’s Second Critique Dealing with Practical ReasonKANT, Immanuel. Critik der practischen Vernunft (Critique of Practical Reason), Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga, 1788. TP + [3]-292, small Octavo. First Edition (Warda 112).The second major Critik, in which Kant undertakes a more elaborate survey of moral concepts and assumptions than in his Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten of 1785."The Critique of Practical Reason aims at the coordination of human intellect and conscience, stressing that moral action may be accompanied by pleasure, but should on no account be determined by it. Moral conduct should be guided only by criterion of duty, which Kant considered the sole foundation of human freedom, this concept resting upon the submission of the individual will to the sublime moral law" (Garden Ltd., #162).CONDITION: Contemporary 3 4-leather with sprinkled light-tan boards. Corners bumped and the cover has occasional spots. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free end paper. Light foxing throughout as is common. Scattered pencil marginalia. Overall, a very good contemporary copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Contemporary 3 4-leather with sprinkled light-tan boards. Corners bumped and the cover has occasional spots. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free end paper. Light foxing throughout as is common. Scattered pencil marginalia. Overall, a very good contemporary copy. Bookseller Inventory # 63

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Kant, Immanuel

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Kant, Immanuel

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Item Description: Friederich Nicolovius, Konigsberg / Koenigsberg, 1798. First Edition. 334 p. 1. ed. Bound in a fine contemporary half calf with golddecoration and green titellabel with goldprint. Very light traces of use and minimal foxing. Bookseller Inventory # 8091229

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KANT, Immanuel.

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Item Description: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga, 1783. FIRST EDITION, THIRD PRINTING. TP + [3]-222, small Octavo. First Edition, Third Printing, (Warda 77). This, Kant's defense of his Critik der reinen Vernunft, is considered by many to be his most beautiful and comprehensive book. It continues to be read and admired as one of his most concise and approachable works. The book was written primarily to remove some of the misunderstandings and bewilderment that had greeted the release of the first edition of the Critik in 1781. Kant felt that he had been severely misunderstood and hence, unfairly criticized. The principal contents of the Prolegomena were subsequently incorporated by Kant into the second edition of the Critik der reinen Vernunft in 1787. The first printing of this book (Warda 75) has a floriated bar headpiece on page three rather than the two cherubs headpiece found in the second and third issues (Warda 76 & 77). In addition, the first issue has a floriated bar on page 222 (rather than the bar with climbing leaves - Warda 76 - or a small ornamental piece with climbing flora - Warda 77) Finally, in the first issue, page 78, line eight has the misprinted "subjektiv" rather than the correct"'objektiv" - which appear in the two later issues. Contemporary ¾ leather with speckled brown boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt lettered on label and a gilt floral design the compartment below the title. Spine edges very lightly worn and corners slightly bumped. Overall, a bright, clean and tight copy in a nice contemporary binding of one of Kant's most popular works. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 666

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Kant, Immanuel

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Kant, Immanuel.

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Item Description: Riga: bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1790., 1790. Kant must be regarded as one of the most important, if not the greatest, philosopher of the modern era. Born in Kšningsberg in East Prussia, he was educated at the university there and subsequently passed a quiet life as a member of the faculty, first as Privatdozent and then, after 1770, as professor of logic and metaphysics. He was the first major philosopher of modern times who was also always a teacher of philosophy. Like Plato and Aquinas, Kant was a synthesizer, starting from the groundwork laid by Locke, Leibniz, and especially Hume, with whom he was philosophically most sympathetic, and fabricating a system of thought that underlay the philosophizing of several succeeding generations Octavo. XLIV, 884 pp. A bit later drab boards with sheep backstrip, gilt spine with paste-paper label. Small ink notation on title-page, title lightly foxed. A very good copy. Kant published his great masterpiece in 1781, and a second edition appeared in 1787. Kant revised the work substantially for the second edition, and this third edition consolidates those changes. This is the first issue of the third edition. A later issue is called "Dritte unveraenderte Auflage." The present work was the first great product of KantÕs innovative philosophy, appearing originally in 1781. It displays a considerable improvement over his predecessorsÕ theories of cognition. Earlier thinkers regarded perceptions as of discrete events, unrelated except by habit (as Leibniz), or incapable of being connected by the mind (Hume). Rejecting Cartesian metaphysics, Leibnizian monadism, and the negation of real cognition arrived at by Hume through Locke, Kant formulated a theory of cognition as a synthetic act, operating through the mental combination of detached elements of experience. In his view, spatial and temporal relations are essential forms of our consciousness; therefore, our perceptions are ordered in the very process of perceiving, making understanding and the acquisition of knowledge possible. Bookseller Inventory # 15990

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