Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant (part 1): Kant's Theoretical Philosophy

Jason Rheins

Presented at: OCON 2007

Date: Jul 06, 2007

No thinker has had a greater influence on philosophy in the last two centuries than Immanuel Kant, and no work has had a greater impact on philosophy than his Critique of Pure Reason. Therefore, to understand philosophy today, how it arrived at its present position and how it may yet be changed, one must understand Kant's theoretical philosophy.

This course presents the historical context in which Kant developed his metaphysics and epistemology, and explains his most important ideas. Through the analysis of both the content and the methodology of his mature philosophical system, students will become acquainted with the essential elements and spirit of Kant's "Critical" philosophy of Transcendental Idealism and will gain a richer appreciation of his profound influence.

Titles of topics include: Hume's Skeptical Influence; The "Copernican Revolution"; Transcendental Idealism; Transcendental Arguments: The Method of the Primacy of Consciousness; The Analytic/Synthetic Dichotomy; A Priori Knowledge; Space and Time; The Categories; and Kant's Philosophy of Science.

Part 2 was presented at OCON 2011


Parts: 3



  • e-Store, 2018 (En) - 267 mins
  • YouTube, 2021 (En) - 91 mins - Part 2 - Concepts and Method in Transcendental Idealism
  • YouTube, 2021 (En) - 88 mins - Part 3 - Reason, Idealism, Kantianism and Objectivism
  • YouTube, 2021 (En) - 86 mins - Part 1 - Historical and Conceptual Framework