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Guyer, Paul 1948-

Works: 82 works in 586 publications in 2 languages and 17,905 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: B2778.E5, 193
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Most widely held works by Paul Guyer
Knowledge, reason, and taste : Kant's response to Hume by Paul Guyer( )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,936 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
The Cambridge companion to Kant by Immanuel Kant( Book )

57 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,775 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
Critique of judgment by Immanuel Kant( )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,766 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."--Jacket
Kant by Paul Guyer( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immanuel Kant is the most significant Enlightenment philosopher. In this outstanding introduction, Paul Guyer uses Kant's central conception of autonomy as the key to all the major aspects and issues of Kant's thought. Beginning with a helpful overview of Kant's life and times, Guyer introduces Kant's metaphysics and epistemology, carefully explaining his arguments about the nature of space, time and experience in his most influential but difficult work, The Critique of Pure Reason. He offers an explanation and critique of Kant's famous theory of transcendental idealism and shows how much of Kant's philosophy is independent of this controversial doctrine. He then examines Kant's moral philosophy, his celebrated 'Categorical imperative' and his theories of duty, freedom of will and political rights. Finally, he covers Kant's aesthetics, in particular his arguments about the nature of beauty and the sublime, and their relation to human freedom and happiness. He also considers Kant's view that the development of human autonomy is the only goal that we can conceive for both natural and human history
Kant and the claims of taste by Paul Guyer( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant's Groundwork of the metaphysics of morals : critical essays( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 983 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
The critique of pure reason by Immanuel Kant( Book )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 886 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
The Cambridge companion to Kant's Critique of pure reason by Paul Guyer( Book )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
The Cambridge companion to Kant and modern philosophy by Paul Guyer( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of Immanuel Kant is the watershed of modern thought, which irrevocably changed the landscape of the field and prepared the way for all the significant philosophical movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This volume, which complements The Cambridge Companion to Kant, covers every aspect of Kant's philosophy, with a particular focus on his moral and political philosophy. It also provides detailed coverage of Kant's historical context and of the enormous impact and influence that his work has had on the subsequent history of philosophy. The bibliography also offers extensive and organized coverage of both classical and recent books on Kant. This volume thus provides the broadest and deepest introduction currently available on Kant and his place in modern philosophy, making accessible the philosophical enterprise of Kant to those coming to his work for the first time
Kant and the experience of freedom : essays on aesthetics and morality by Paul Guyer( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 721 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 )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 680 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
Essays in Kant's aesthetics( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant on freedom, law, and happiness by Paul Guyer( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 597 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
Notes and fragments : logic, metaphysics, moral philosophy, aesthetics by Immanuel Kant( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume provides the first-ever extensive translation of the notes and fragments that survived Kant's death in 1804. These include marginalia, lecture notes, and sketches and drafts for his published works. They are important as an indispensable resource for understanding Kant's intellectual development and published works, casting new light on Kant's conception of his own philosophical methods and his relations to his predecessors, as well as on central doctrines of his work such as the theory of space, time, and categories; the refutations of skepticism and metaphysical dogmatism; the theory of the value of freedom and the possibility of free will; the conception of God; the theory of beauty, and much more."--Jacket
Kant's system of nature and freedom : selected essays by Paul Guyer( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 454 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 and 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
Values of beauty : historical essays in aesthetics by Paul Guyer( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Values of Beauty, Paul Guyer discusses major ideas and figures in the history of aesthetics from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. At the core of the book are Guyer's most recent essays on the epochal contribution of Immauel Kant. The book sets Kant's work in the context of predecessors, contemporaries, and successors, including David Hume, Alexander Gerard, Archibald Alison, Arthur Schopenhauer, and John Stuart Mill." "All of the essays emphasize the complexity rather than the isolation of our aesthetic experience of both nature and art, and the interconnection of aesthetic values such as beauty and sublimity on the one hand and prudential and moral values on the other."
Immanuel Kant : observations on the feeling of the beautiful and sublime and other writings by Immanuel Kant( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 310 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 Critique of the power of judgment : critical essays( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text includes 12 important modern critical discussions of the 'Critique of the Power of Judgment', written by leading Kant scholars and aestheticians of the 20th century
A history of modern aesthetics by Paul Guyer( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume I: The development of aesthetics was one of the great accomplishments of eighteenth-century philosophy, as the classical conception of aesthetic experience as a form of knowledge came under pressure from increasing recognition of the emotional impact of art and from increasing emphasis on the value of freedom in the moral and political thought of the century. This opening volume of A History of Modern Aesthetics recounts how philosophers in Britain, France, and Germany developed these new approaches and searched for ways to combine them with the cognitivism of traditional aesthetics. 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"--
Virtues of freedom : selected essays on Kant by Paul Guyer( Book )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays collected in this volume by Paul Guyer, one of the world's foremost Kant scholars, explore Kant's attempt to develop a morality grounded on the intrinsic and unconditional value of the human freedom to set our own ends. When regulated by the principle that the freedom of all is equally valuable, the freedom to set our own ends - what Kant calls "humanity" - becomes what he calls autonomy. These essays explore Kant's strategies for establishing the premise that freedom is the inner worth of the world or the essential end of humankind, as he says, and for deriving the specific duties that fundamental principle of morality generates in the empirical circumstances of human existence. 'The Virtues of Freedom' further investigates Kant's attempts to prove that we are always free to live up to this moral ideal, that is, that we have free will no matter what, as well as his more successful explorations of the ways in which our natural tendencies to be moral - dispositions to the feeling of respect and more specific feelings such as love and self-esteem - can and must be cultivated and educated.0Guyer finally examines the various models of human community that Kant develops from his premise that our associations must be based on the value of freedom for all. The contrasts but also similarities of Kant's moral philosophy to that of David Hume but many of his other predecessors and contemporaries, such as Stoics and Epicureans, Pufendorf and Wolff, Hutcheson, Kames, and Smith, are also explored."
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