The Critique of Pure Reason

Immanuel KANT (1724 - 1804), translated by John Miller Dow MEIKLEJOHN (1830 - 1902)

The Critique of Pure Reason, first published in 1781 with a second edition in 1787, has been called the most influential and important philosophical text of the modern age.

Kant saw the Critique of Pure Reason as an attempt to bridge the gap between rationalism (there are significant ways in which our concepts and knowledge are gained independently of sense experience) and empiricism (sense experience is the ultimate source of all our concepts and knowledge) and, in particular, to counter the radical empiricism of David Hume (our beliefs are purely the result of accumulated habits, developed in response to accumulated sense experiences). Using the methods of science, Kant demonstrates that though each mind may, indeed, create its own universe, those universes are guided by certain common laws, which are rationally discernable. (Summary by Ticktockman)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface to the First Edition, 1781 (20min) ML Cohen
00:20:04
Play 02 Preface to the Second Edition, 1787 (45min) ML Cohen
00:53:26
Play 03 Introduction Stewart Wills
00:40:45
Play 04 Transcendental Doctrine of Elements--Space (20min) Carl Manchester
00:20:21
Play 05 Transcendental Doctrine of Elements--Time (35min) Carl Manchester
00:37:25
Play 06 Transcendental Logic (20min) JemmaBlythe
00:26:14
Play 07 Transcendental Analytic (35min) Hugh McGuire
00:23:33
Play 08 Deduction of the Pure Conceptions (20min) Gesine
00:17:20
Play 09 Transcendental Deduction of the Pure Conceptions (25min) James Tiley
00:32:34
Play 10 Application of the Categories to Objects of the Senses James Tiley
00:48:46
Play 11 Analytic of Principles/Schematism (25min) Robert Scott
00:45:14
Play 12 System of All Principles of the Pure Understanding (15min) Kirsten Ferreri
00:15:11
Play 13 Systematic Representation of All Synthetical Principles/1st Analogy (30min) Robert Scott
01:24:59
Play 14 Second Analogy (35min) Kirsten Ferreri
00:36:48
Play 15 Third Analogy (15min) Kirsten Ferreri
00:14:47
Play 16 The Postulates of Empirical Thought (40min) ML Cohen
00:43:08
Play 17 Division of All Objects into Phenomena and Noumena (30min) Lisa Chau
00:34:55
Play 18 Of the equivocal Nature of Amphiboly (15min) Carl Manchester
00:12:25
Play 19 Remark on the Amphiboly of the Conceptions of Reflections (30min) Robert Scott
00:55:51
Play 20 Transcendental Dialectic: Introduction (25min) tubeyes
00:09:07
Play 21 Of the Conceptions of Pure Reason (40min) James Tiley
01:14:18
Play 22 Of the Dialectical Procedure of Pure Reason (40min) Geoff Dugwyler
00:04:49
Play 23 Of the Paralogisms of Pure Reason (20min) Geoff Dugwyler
00:49:08
Play 24 The Antinomy of Pure Reason (20min) D.E. Wittkower
00:26:52
Play 25 Antithetic of Pure Reason/1st & 2nd Conflicts (30min) D.E. Wittkower
00:38:56
Play 26 3rd & 4th Conflict of the Transcendental Ideas (20min) D.E. Wittkower
00:29:49
Play 27 Of the Interest of Reason in these Self-Contradictions (20min) D.E. Wittkower
00:27:35
Play 28 Of the Necessity Imposed upon Pure Reason of Presenting a Solution of its Transcendental Problems (30min) D.E. Wittkower
00:40:09
Play 29 Critical Solution of the Cosmological Problem (25min) D.E. Wittkower
00:35:03
Play 30 Empirical Use of the Regulative Principle of Reason with regard to the Cosmological Ideas (25min) D.E. Wittkower
00:32:20
Play 31 Solution of the Cosmological Idea of the Totality of the Deduction of Cosmical Events from their Causes (35min) D.E. Wittkower
00:51:16
Play 32 Solution of the Cosmological Idea of the Totality of the Dependence of Phenomenal Existences (15min) D.E. Wittkower
00:15:24
Play 33 The Ideal of Pure Reason (20min) J. M. Smallheer
00:26:29
Play 34 Of the Arguments Employed by Speculative Reason in Proof of the Existence of a Supreme Being (25min) ML Cohen
00:28:55
Play 35 Of the Impossibility of a Cosmological Proof of the Existence of God (25min) ML Cohen
00:26:53
Play 36 Of the Impossibility of a Physico-Theological Proof (30min) ML Cohen
00:34:04
Play 37 Of the Regulative Employment of the Ideas of Pure Reason (35min) Robert Scott
01:06:38
Play 38 Of the Ultimate End of the Natural Dialectic of Human Reason (45min) Kirsten Ferreri
00:51:33
Play 39 Transcendental Doctrine of Method (5min) Kirsten Ferreri
00:03:06
Play 40 Discipline of Pure Reason in the Sphere of Dogmatism (30min) Judy Bieber
00:42:22
Play 41 Discipline of Pure Reason in Polemics (40min) Judy Bieber
00:50:46
Play 42 Discipline of Pure Reason in Hypothesis (20min) Judy Bieber
00:20:45
Play 43 Discipline of Pure Reason in Relation to Proofs (20min) Judy Bieber
00:20:33
Play 44 The Canon of Pure Reason (15min) J. M. Smallheer
00:14:37
Play 45 Ideal of the Summum Bonum as a Determining Ground of the Ultimate End of Pure Reason (25min) ML Cohen
00:24:53
Play 46 Of Opinion, Knowledge, and Belief (20min) Carl Manchester
00:19:10
Play 47 The Architectonic of Pure Reason (30min) ML Cohen
00:30:13
Play 48 The History of Pure Reason (5min) Gesine
00:09:52