Rethinking Kant: Volume I
Editor: Pablo Muchnik
Date Of Publication: Dec 2009
This collection of essays bears witness to the richness and vitality of Kantian studies in North America. It contains the bulk of the papers presented at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Eastern Study Group of the North American Kant Society (ENAKS), which took place at the University of Southern Maine in May 2007. It offers a sample of a whole generation of Kantian thought, ranging from recent Ph.Ds, to up and coming young scholars, to some well-established and influential players in the field. Gathering voices from philosophers at all levels of their professional development, the goal of the collection is to offer a glimpse at the current state of Kantian scholarship in the US.
The essays collected here cover some of the most important and controversial themes in Kant’s philosophy: questions of freedom, the relation between anthropology and morality, the notion of the highest good and Kant’s teleology, radical evil and revolution. The last section places Kant in the context of German Idealism and contemporary discussions in analytic philosophy and liberal political theory. Some critical, other exegetical or apologetic, all these essays show a sustained effort to Rethinking Kant and indicate his importance for current philosophical debates.
Pablo Muchnik is Assistant Professor at Siena College (NY). He was educated in Argentina and received his Ph.D. from the New School (2002). He just completed a manuscript on Kant’s ethics (The Dangers of Self-Love), and is co-editing an anthology with Sharon Anderson-Gold (Kant’s Anatomy of Evil, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
"We North American Kant scholars like to flatter ourselves that in the last generation the center of gravity in Kant studies has moved across the north Atlantic and settled in the New World. Whether or not this is a self-flattering illusion, it is one likely to be encouraged by reading the high quality Kant scholarship and lively controversies about Kant's philosophy that are present in this volume."
-- Allen Wood - Stanford University
“Pablo Muchnik’s collection is unique in bringing together new interpretations of the philosophy of Immanuel Kant from the best young scholars with the work of some of the most renowned mature scholars in this field. The volume covers many aspects of Kant’s philosophy, including metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy, and anthropology as well as essays placing Kant’s philosophy in historical context. In many cases the contributions of young scholars contest the received wisdom of the field. This collection is shaped by new and fresh interpretations that intentionally take on received wisdom in order to demonstrate what it is that is missing or lost in established positions. Even if, at the end of the day, some of our established positions seem to have the stronger set of reasons on their side, it is important that young scholars continue to probe their limitations so that we gain a clearer sense of what we gain and what we lose when we undertake the art of interpretation.”
Sharon Anderson-Gold, Professor, Department Head, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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