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Frierson, Patrick R. 1974-

Works: 6 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 2,286 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B2798, 128.092
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Most widely held works by Patrick R Frierson
What is the human being? by Patrick R Frierson( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosophers, anthropologists and biologists have long puzzled over the question of human nature. It is also a question that Kant thought about deeply and returned to in many of his writings. In this lucid and wide-ranging introduction to Kant's philosophy of human nature - which is essential for understanding his thought as a whole - Patrick R. Frierson assesses Kant's theories and examines his critics. He begins by explaining how Kant articulates three ways of addressing the question 'what is the human being?': the transcendental, the empirical, and the pragmatic. He then considers some of the great theorists of human nature who wrestle with Kant's views, such as Hegel, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, and Freud; contemporary thinkers such as E.O. Wilson and Daniel Dennett, who have sought biological explanations of human nature; Thomas Kuhn, Michel Foucault, and Clifford Geertz, who emphasize the diversity of human beings in different times and places; and existentialist philosophers such as Sartre and Heidegger. He argues that whilst these approaches challenge and enrich Kant's views in significant ways, all suffer from serious weaknesses that Kant's anthropology can address. Taking a core insight of Kant's - that human beings are fundamentally free but finite - he argues that it is the existentialists, particularly Sartre, who are the most direct heirs of his transcendental anthropology. The final part of the book is an extremely helpful overview of the work of contemporary philosophers, particularly Christine Korsgaard and Jürgen Habermas. Patrick R. Frierson explains how these philosophers engage with questions of naturalism, historicism, and existentialism while developing Kantian conceptions of the human being."--Publisher information
Freedom and anthropology in Kant's moral philosophy by Patrick R Frierson( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is a comprehensive account of Kant's theory of freedom and his moral anthropology
Immanuel Kant : observations on the feeling of the beautiful and sublime and other writings by Immanuel Kant( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The main objective of Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy is to expand the range, variety, and quality of texts in the history of philosophy which are available in English. The series includes texts by familiar names (such as Descartes and Kant) and also by less well-known authors. Wherever possible, texts are published in complete and unabridged form, and translations are specially commissioned for the series. Each volume contains a critical introduction together with a guide to further reading and any necessary glossaries and textual apparatus. The volumes are designed for student use at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and will be of interest not only to students of philosophy but also to a wider audience of readers in the history of science, the history of theology, and the history of ideas"--
Kant's empirical psychology by Patrick R Frierson( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout his life, Kant was concerned with questions about empirical psychology. He aimed to develop an empirical account of human beings, and his lectures and writings on the topic are recognizable today as properly 'psychological' treatments of human thought and behaviour. In this book Patrick R. Frierson uses close analysis of relevant texts, including unpublished lectures and notes, to study Kant's account. He shows in detail how Kant explains human action, choice, and thought in empirical terms, and how a better understanding of Kant's psychology can shed light on major concepts in his philosophy, including the moral law, moral responsibility, weakness of will, and cognitive error. Frierson also applies Kant's accounts of mental illness to contemporary philosophical issues. His book will interest students and scholars of Kant, the history of psychology, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of action"--
Laser cooling and trapping of rubidium atoms by Patrick R Frierson( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kant Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime and Other Writings by Patrick R Frierson( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects Kant's ethical and anthropological writings from the 1760s including previously untranslated and difficult to access material
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Freedom and anthropology in Kant's moral philosophy
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Frierson, Patrick 1974-

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Immanuel Kant : observations on the feeling of the beautiful and sublime and other writings