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Publication Date: 18 Apr 2019
Series: Very Brief Histories
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 128
Author: Anthony Kenny
ISBN-13: 9780281076543, 9780281076550

Immanuel Kant

A Very Brief History
By Anthony Kenny
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Summary
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.
About the Author
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.
Press Reviews

Anthony Kenny is one of the best living exponents of the history of western philosophy. In this book he provides an account of Kant that is admirable for its brevity and accuracy. He also helps readers to reflect on the value of Kant’s thought while noting both its weaknesses and its strengths.

- Brian Davies, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University, New York

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