Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment (SUNY Series in Philosophy)

Deligiorgi, Katerina (2005) Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment (SUNY Series in Philosophy). State University of New York Press. ISBN 0791464695

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Abstract

Katerina Deligiorgi develops a framework for the interpetation of Kant's conception of enlightenment that is compatible with his broader philosophical project of a critique of reason. She identifies the theoretical and practical commitments that enable us to view the achievement of rational autonomy as an ongoing project for the realisation of a culture of enlightenment. Grounding her central thesis is grounded in a detailed analysis of a broad range of Kant's works and those of his contemporaries, she challenges twentieth-century revisionist interpretations of the Enlightenment, she shows that the 'culture of enlightenment' is not simply a fragment of our intellectual history but a live project.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
School of English > English
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Depositing User: Katerina Deligiorgi
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/698
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