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Diving into Kant's Prolegomena

From: Erik C.
Sent on: Sunday, September 2, 2012 7:01 PM

We are all familiar with jumping into water on a warm day.  We recall the dread, the commitment - then - the shocking, icy blast, the acclimation and enjoyment.  For many who are not familiar with Philosophy, Kant's Prolegomena (or, introductory discourse) can appear similarly daunting.  Kant also felt concerns about jumping into the "stormy sea" of Metaphysics, and so prepares himself for the inevitable plunge by asking about the possibility, extent and task of Metaphysics.  It was exactly Kant's apprehension that changed the face of Metaphysics forever. It is never too late to join us and no preparation is required; there will be attendees that are familiar with Kant to help with any difficulties.  If you wish to catch up to where we currently are in the book, we are at Section 25, approximately 50 pages into this 120 page work. For those of you who are too timid to tackle the Critique of Pure Reason (Kant's major work), the Prolegomena offers a much shorter expression of the text.  It is very readable, and will get us well on our way to thinking through philosophical problems in a way that remains honest to who we are. Text can be found here: http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/pdf/kantprol.pdf Please RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Philosophy-Meetup/events/80535512/ Take a dive with us, Erik

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