The Critique of Practical Reason

Immanuel KANT (1724 - 1804), translated by Thomas Kingsmill ABBOTT (1829 - 1913)

The Critique of Practical Reason (Kritik der praktischen Vernunft) is the second of Immanuel Kant's three critiques, first published in 1788. It follows on from his Critique of Pure Reason and deals with his moral philosophy. The second Critique exercised a decisive influence over the subsequent development of the field of ethics and moral philosophy, becoming the principle reference point for ethical systems that focus on the rightness or wrongness of actions themselves, as opposed to the rightness or wrongness of the consequences of those actions. Subsequently termed “deontological ethics”, Kant’s ethical system also laid the groundwork of moral absolutism, the belief that there are absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged, and that certain actions are right or wrong, devoid of the context of the act. (Summary by Wikipedia and Ticktockman)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Sibella Denton
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Play 01 Introduction: Of the Idea of a Critique of Practical Reason James Christopher
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Play 02 Of the Principles of Pure Practical Reason:THEOREM II Ransom
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Play 03 Of the Principles of Pure Practical Reason:THEOREM III Andrea Fiore
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Play 04 Of the Principles of Pure Practical Reason: THEOREM IV Sibella Denton
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Play 05 Of the Deduction of the Fundamental Principles of Pure Practical Reason Sibella Denton
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Play 06 Of the Right that Pure Reason in its Practical use has to an Extension which is not possible to it in its Speculative Use Sibella Denton
00:17:32
Play 07 Of the Concept of an Object of Pure Practical Reason Sibella Denton
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Play 08 Table of the Categories of Freedom relatively to the Notions of Good and Evil Sibella Denton
00:13:00
Play 09 Of the Motives of Pure Practical Reason Julie VW
00:47:15
Play 10 Critical Examination of the Analytic of Pure Practical Reason Anna Simon
00:44:44
Play 11 Of a Dialectic of Pure Practical Reason Generally Carl Manchester
00:08:55
Play 12 Of the Dialectic of Pure Reason in defining the Conception of the “Summum Bonum” D.E. Wittkower
00:12:54
Play 13 Critical Solution of the Antinomy of Practical Reason D.E. Wittkower
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Play 14 Of the Primacy of Pure Practical Reason in its Union with the Speculative Reason Gesine
00:14:43
Play 15 The Existence of God as a Postulate of Pure Practical Reason Anna Simon
00:22:43
Play 16 Of the Postulates of Pure Practical Reason Generally Kara Shallenberg
00:28:31
Play 17 Of Belief from a Requirement of Pure Reason Sibella Denton
00:13:04
Play 18 Methodology of Pure Practical Reason Anna Simon
00:34:18