Academic Catalog

PHIL421 PHILOSOPHY OF KANT

Course Code: 2410421
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Philosophy
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. ELF IRAKMAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course will be concerned with Immanuel Kant`s most famous and influential work Critique of Pure Reason. After a brief introduction to Kant`s philosophy and its relation to empiricist and rationalist philosophies, we will pay particular attention to Kant`s conception of `critique`. We will trace how Kant explores the possibility of a priori knowledge and of transcendental subjectivity. Finally, we will discuss the problem of the unity of reason, i.e., the unity of reason in its theoretical and practical employment. In this respect, we will bring the first Critique into dialogue with the second Critique.