Immanuel Kant: A Very Brief History - Anthony Kenny
‘Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration. . . the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.’
Immanuel Kant (1724– 1804) remains a major influence in philosophy, especially in the areas of epistemology, ethics, theology, political theory and aesthetics. This brief history helpfully explains the development of Kant’s thought, and highlights its contemporary relevance, by considering each of his major works in their order of appearance.
The book has a brief chronology at the front plus a glossary of key terms and a list of further reading at the back.
Sir Anthony Kenny FBA was educated at Upholland College and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. From 1963 to 1989 he was at Balliol College, Oxford, first as Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, and then as Master. He later became Warden of Rhodes House, President of the British Academy and of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, and Chair of the Board of the British Library. In 2006 he was awarded the American Catholic Philosophical Association's Aquinas Medal for his significant contributions to philosophy.