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Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

By Immanuel Kant / Open Court / 1912


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Published after Critique of Pure Reason, Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics restates and summarizes many of the main arguments. Kant also applies what he calls an “analytic” method, with a view to making his ideas clearer. The book also argues for the importance of Critique of Pure Reason and rebuts a negative review.

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Key Features

  • Summarizes the main points of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
  • Features an essay on Kant by the translator, Paul Carus
  • Includes articles studying Kant’s life and philosophy


  • Kant’s Prolegomena
  • Essay on Kant’s Philosophy by Dr. Paul Carus
  • Supplementary Materials for the Study of Kant’s Life and Philosophy
    • Kant’s Life and Writings
    • The Critique of Practical Reason and the Critique of Judgment
    • Kant’s Views on Religion
    • Kant and Materialism
    • Kant and Deism
    • The Kantian Philosophy
    • Hostile Estimate of Kant by a Swedenborgian
    • Facsimile and Translation of a Letter of Kant to His Brother
    • Chronology of Kant’s Life and Publications

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About Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) was born in Königsberg, Prussia, in a Pietist Lutheran family. He attended the University of Königsberg, becoming a lecturer there after graduation. In 1770, he accepted the chair of logic and metaphysics at Königsberg. He published and taught a variety of subjects, but focused on metaphysics and its relationship to physics and mathematics. He was heavily influenced by the writings of Leibniz, Newton, Hume, and Rousseau, drawing on both the empiricist and the rationalist schools. He wrote works of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and teleology. His revolutionary contribution to philosophy is his argument that human knowledge of the world comes from sense experience but is shaped by innate structures inherent in human reason.