Rethinking Kant Volume 2
Editor: Pablo Muchnik
Date Of Publication: Jun 2010
The goal of the series Rethinking Kant is to bear witness to the richness and vitality of Kantian studies in North America. The collection is unique in its kind, for it garners papers from a whole generation of Kantian thought, ranging from doctoral students and recent Ph.Ds, to up-and-coming young scholars, to some well-established and influential players in the field. This combination is designed to take the pulse of current Kantian scholarship in the U.S. and rethink its fundamentals.
This is the second volume in the series. It contains papers from three regional study groups of the North American Kant Society. Contributions tackle some of the most important and controversial themes in Kant’s philosophy: the relation between concepts and intuitions, Hume’s influence on Kant, the strengths and weaknesses of moral constructivism, Kant’s theory of moral feeling, the faultlines within Kant’s political philosophy, the role of cosmopolitanism in moral progress, the systematic function of the Critique of Judgment, and Kant’s alleged racism. Some critical, other exegetical or apologetic, these essays show a sustained effort to rethink Kant and explain his inescapable influence on contemporary philosophical debates.
Pablo Muchnik is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Emerson College (Boston, MA). He is the author of Kant’s Theory of Evil: An Essay on the Dangers of Self-Love and the Aprioricity of History (Lexington Books, 2009), editor of the first volume of Rethinking Kant (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, vol. I, 2008), co-editor (with Sharon Anderson-Gold) of Kant’s Anatomy of Evil (Cambridge University Press, 2010), and director of the series Kantian Questions with Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Muchnik received various national and international scholarships and awards, and is currently Vice-President of the North American Kant Society.
“One of the most welcome developments in recent Kant scholarship has been the emergence of the several Kant Study Groups, supervening on the North American Kant Society and its already very full slate of sessions at the three major APA conferences. Rethinking Kant: Volume 2, contains papers from each Group (Eastern, Midwest, and Pacific), and the papers themselves in turn deal with basic issues in nearly every major area of Kant's philosophical work: his metaphysics-and-epistemology, his ethics, his aesthetics, and his political theory. The papers are first-rate; the Introduction is equally good; and the whole package represents the cutting edge of contemporary Kant-studies. This volume is decisive proof that Kantian philosophy is the most broadly active and richly productive historically-oriented sub-area in contemporary philosophy.”
—Robert Hanna, University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)
"Kant studies in North America is a vibrant academic domain, and the new instrument for capturing its impulses presented in the Rethinking Kant series is extremely welcome. This second volume in the series contains a range of essays—by newer as well as long familiar Kant scholars—that take up a stunningly broad and deep array of issues in the work of Kant and offer new and provocative perspectives. Each contribution, vetted in the context of session meetings of the North American Kant Society, shows rigorous 'rethinking' and testifies to the vitality of the field."
—John H. Zammito, Rice University (Houston, TX)
"Rethinking Kant: Volume 2 brings together the work of both new and established scholars in ways that provoke as well as inform. Rich in insights, this fresh and stimulating collection of essays easily fulfills the promise of its title."
— Susan Shell, Boston College (Boston, MA)
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