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Guyer, Paul 1948-

Works: 71 works in 479 publications in 3 languages and 16,615 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: B2778.E5, 193
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Most widely held works by Paul Guyer
The Cambridge companion to Kant by Paul Guyer( Book )

111 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a systematic and comprehensive account of the full range of Kant's writings, providing a valuable overview for the student and advanced scholar alike
Kant and the claims of taste by Paul Guyer( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critique of pure reason by Immanuel Kant( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most accurate and informative English translation of Kant's most important philosophical work in both the 1781 and 1787 editions; faithful rendering of Kant's terminology, syntax, and sentence structure; a simple and direct style suitable for readers at all levels; distinct versions of all those portions of the work substantially revised by Kant for the 1787 edition; all Kant's handwritten emendations and marginal notes from his own personal copy reproduced for the first time in any edition, German or English; a large-scale introduction providing a summary of the structure and arguments of the Critique as well as the most informative account available in English of its long and complex genesis; and an extensive editorial apparatus including informative annotation and glossaries
Essays in Kant's aesthetics( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Kant's Critique of pure reason by Paul Guyer( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Immanuel Kant's Critique of pure reason, first published in 1781, is one of the landmarks of Western philosophy, a radical departure from everything that went before and an inescapable influence on all philosophy since its publication. In this massive work, Kant has three aims. First, he constructs a new theory of knowledge that delivers certainty about the fundamental principles of human experience at the cost of knowledge of how things are in themselves. Second, he delivers a devastating critique of traditional "speculative" metaphysics on the basis of his new theory of knowledge. Third, he suggests how the core beliefs of the Western metaphysical tradition that cannot be justified as theoretical knowledge can, nevertheless, be justified as objects of "moral faith" because they are the necessary conditions of the possibility of moral agency. Kant started this third project in the Critique of Pure Reason but would go on to complete it in two other works, Critique of Practical Reason and Critique of the Power of Judgment. The Cambridge Companion to Kant's Critique of pure reason is the first collective commentary on this work in English. The seventeen chapters have been written by an international team of scholars, including some of the best-known figures in the field as well as emerging younger talents. The first two chapters situate Kant's project against the background of Continental rationalism and British empiricism, the dominant schools of early modern philosophy. Eleven chapters then expound and assess all the main arguments of the Critique. Finally, four chapters recount the enormous influence of the Critique on subsequent philosophical movements, including German idealism and neo-Kantianism, twentieth-century Continental philosophy, and twentieth century Anglo-American analytic philosophy. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography"--
Kant and the experience of freedom : essays on aesthetics and morality by Paul Guyer( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by one of the preeminent Kant scholars of our time transforms our understanding of both Kant's aesthetics and his ethics. Kant is still widely regarded as the father of the aesthetics of formalism and the doctrine of art for art's sake. Guyer shows, however, that Kant treats the disinterestedness of taste that is the core of his aesthetic theory as an experience of freedom and thus creates an essential connection between aesthetics and the interests of morality. At the same time Guyer reveals how Kant's moral theory includes a distinctive place for the cultivation of both general moral sentiments and particular attachments even on the basis of the most rigorous principle of duty. The scope of the volume is broad. Kant's thought is placed in a rich historical context including such figures as Shaftesbury, Hutcheson, Hume, Burke, and Kames, as well as Baumgarten, Mendelssohn, Schiller, and Hegel. Topics treated include the sublime, natural versus artistic beauty, genius and art history, and duty and inclination. These essays (half published here for the first time) extend and enrich the account of Kant's aesthetics in the author's earlier book, Kant and the Claims of Taste (1979). They will be of particular interest to all Kant scholars, professional philosophers concerned with aesthetics and ethics, intellectual historians, and students of German literature
Kant and the claims of knowledge by Paul Guyer( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a radically new account of the development and structure of the central arguments of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: the defense of the objective validity of such categories as substance, causation, and independent existence. Paul Guyer makes far more extensive use than any other commentator of historical materials from the years leading up to the publication of the Critique and surrounding its revision, and he shows that the work which has come down to us is the result of some striking and only partially resolved theoretical tensions. Kant had originally intended to demonstrate the validity of the categories by exploiting what he called 'analogies of appearance' between the structure of self-knowledge and our knowledge of objects. The idea of a separate 'transcendental deduction', independent from the analysis of the necessary conditions of empirical judgements, arose only shortly before publication of the Critique in 1781, and distorted much of Kant's original inspiration. Part of what led Kant to present this deduction separately was his invention of a new pattern of argument - very different from the 'transcendental arguments' attributed by recent interpreters to Kant - depending on initial claims to necessary truth
Critique of the power of judgment by Immanuel Kant( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This entirely new translation of Kant's masterpiece follows the principles and high standards of all other volumes in The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant with extensive annotation, glossaries, and an index. This volume includes the indispensable first draft of Kant's introduction to the work. It is the only English edition to note the many differences between the first (1790) and second (1793) editions of the work, and among the copious citations and sources are references to the relevant passages on aesthetics in Kant's lectures on anthropology recently published for the first time in German." "All in all, this new edition offers the serious student of Kant a richer, more complete, and more accurate translation than has ever been available in English."--Back cover
Kant on freedom, law, and happiness by Paul Guyer( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twelve essays in this collection argue for a radically different account of Kant's ethics. They explore an interpretation of his moral philosophy according to which freedom is the fundamental end of human action, but an end that can only be preserved and promoted by adherence to moral law. Moreover, Paul Guyer shows that while Kant did not view moral laws as simply prudential rules for the maximization of human happiness, he did hold that an interpersonal system of happiness should result from the free choices of individual human beings if made with due respect for the freedom of all other humans to choose their own ends and ways of life as well."--Jacket
Kant's Groundwork of the metaphysics of morals : critical essays( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important works in modern moral philosophy. This collection of essays, the first of its kind in nearly thirty years, introduces the reader to some of the most important studies of the book from the past two decades, arranged in the form of a collective commentary
Knowledge, reason, and taste : Kant's response to Hume by Paul Guyer( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the first to describe and assess David Hume's influence throughout Immanuel Kant's philosophy, Guyer shows where Kant agrees or disagrees with Hume, and where Kant does or doesn't appear to resolve Hume's doubts. In doing so, Guyer examines the progress both Kant and Hume made on enduring questions about causes, objects, selves, taste, moral principles and motivations, and purpose and design in nature. Finally, Guyer looks at questions Kant and Hume left open to their successors."--Jacket
Values of beauty : historical essays in aesthetics by Paul Guyer( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guyer asserts that the idea of the freedom of the imagination as the key to both artistic creation and aesthetic experience has been a common thread throughout the modern history of aesthetics, although the freedom of the imagination has been understood and connected to other forms of freedom in many different ways."--Jacket
Kant's system of nature and freedom : selected essays by Paul Guyer( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The governing theme of the volume is the role of systematicity in Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy. Featuring two new papers and an introduction to orient the reader, this text will be useful to anyone working on the history of philosophy and related areas of ethics, philosophy of science, and metaphysics
A history of modern aesthetics by Paul Guyer( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A History of Modern Aesthetics narrates the history of philosophical aesthetics from the beginning of the eighteenth century through the twentieth century. Aesthetics began with Aristotle's defense of the cognitive value of tragedy in response to Plato's famous attack on the arts in The Republic, and cognitivist accounts of aesthetic experience have been central to the field ever since. But in the eighteenth century, two new ideas were introduced: that aesthetic experience is important because of emotional impact - precisely what Plato criticized - and because it is a pleasurable free play of many or all of our mental powers. This book tells how these ideas have been synthesized or separated by both the best-known and lesser-known aestheticians of modern times, focusing on Britain, France, and Germany in the eighteenth century; Germany and Britain in the nineteenth; and Germany, Britain, and the United States in the twentieth."--
The Cambridge companion to Kant( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge companion to Kant
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Guyer, Paul

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Kant and the claims of tasteThe critique of pure reasonThe Cambridge companion to Kant's Critique of pure reasonKant and the experience of freedom : essays on aesthetics and moralityKant and the claims of knowledgeCritique of the power of judgmentKant on freedom, law, and happinessKant's Groundwork of the metaphysics of morals : critical essays