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|Read Epub á Political Writings ⛈ The original edition of Kant Political Writings was first published in , and has long been established as the principal English language edition of this important body of writing In this new, expanded edition two important texts illustrating Kant s view of history are included for the first time, his reviews of Herder s Ideas on the Philosophy of the History of Mankind and Conjectures on the Beginning of Human History, as well as the essay What is Orientation in Thinking In addition to a general introduction assessing Kant s political thought in terms of his fundamental principles of politics, this edition also contains such useful student aids as notes on the texts, a comprehensive bibliogaphy and a new postscript, looking at some of the principal issues in Kantian scholarship that have arisen since the first edition Read this book for a ethics class Loved Kant for the endless Kant jokes he provided i.e Professor I am sorry but I Kant give you a sypnosis of the assigned reading The introduction of my edition makes two striking points 1 You should just learn German if you want to understand Kant.2 Kant is a dry writer with occasionally brilliant sentences So, that was good to know And actually, not a bad mentality for going in I went in intimidated by Kant and I still feel intimidated by him, but also impressed This is really fascinating stuff I m not sure I agree with any of it But I find his logic fascinating Though an Enlightenment philosopher, he wasa The introduction of my edition makes two striking points 1 You should just learn German if you want to understand Kant.2 Kant is a dry writer with occasionally brilliant sentences So, that was good to know And actually, not a bad mentality for going in I went in intimidated by Kant and I still feel intimidated by him, but also impressed This is really fascinating stuff I m not sure I agree with any of it But I find his logic fascinating Though an Enlightenment philosopher, he wasa contemporary of the American Revolution than an influence on it, and I think that is one reason I didn t necessarily resonate with his thought the way I do with Locke But there are some really fascinating comparisons to be made with his work and Hobbes s Looking forward to digging deeper in this stuff Not all of the selections in this volume are the complete texts The edited texts are On the Common Saying , Metaphysics of Morals Contest of Faculties A later edition of this book includes threeshort items and a postscript concerning scholarly issues since its first publication in 1970 Not all of the selections in this volume are the complete texts The edited texts are On the Common Saying , Metaphysics of Morals Contest of Faculties A later edition of this book includes threeshort items and a postscript concerning scholarly issues since its first publication in 1970 Really not a political theorist Please stop claiming Kant as a liberal.