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Critick of Pure Reason
1838 - KANT, Immanuel. Critick of Pure Reason. Translated from the Original of Immanuel Kant. London: William Pickering, 1838. Octavo, period-style full green morocco with elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards, raised bands, marbled endpapers. $4700.First edition in English of Kant's major work, representing the "full maturity" of his philosophical thought.The first of his three Critiques, Kant's Critick of Pure Reason (first published in German in 1781), represents the "full maturity" of his philosophical thought. It treats the problem of "how it is possible for the individual thinking subject to connect together the parts of his experience in the form we call cognition". The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of 'pure reason'; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame" (PMM 226). With rear errata leaf; bound without half title, publisher's advertisements. Harris, 85. See Norman 1197; Palmquist Kt1. Text fine, beautifully bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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