A Writer More Excellent than Cicero: Hume’s Influence on Kant’s Anthropology

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A Writer More Excellent than Cicero: Hume’s Influence on Kant’s Anthropology

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Book Chapter

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Chapter in Kant and the Scottish Enlightenment, edited by Elizabeth Robinson, Chris W. Surprenant.

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Most academic philosophers and intellectual historians are familiar with the major historical figures and intellectual movements coming out of Scotland in the 18th Century. These scholars are also familiar with the works of Immanuel Kant and his influence on Western thought. But with the exception of discussion examining David Hume’s influence on Kant’s epistemology, metaphysics, and moral theory, little attention has been paid to the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment thinkers on Kant’s philosophy. This volume aims to fill this perceived gap in the literature and provide a starting point for future discussions looking at the influence of Hume, Thomas Reid, Adam Smith, and other Scottish Enlightenment thinkers on Kant’s philosophy.

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9780367884024

Publication Date

2019

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Routledge

A Writer More Excellent than Cicero: Hume’s Influence on Kant’s Anthropology


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