The Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant

  • by Immanuel Kant, Israel Bouseman
  • Narrated by Marlain Angelides
  • 26 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Immanuel Kant stands as one of the founding fathers of the school of modern philosophy. His work evoked a paradigm shift in the approach to philosophy and was the starting point for many revolutionary thinkers who followed, including Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.
The Critique of Pure Reason is a work that examines the faculty of reason and the qualities inherent in human thought. Before this time the influence of the knower on that which was sought to be known was not considered in a thorough and developed manner. Kant attempted with this critique to establish a limit to the knowable based on the nature of human cognition. His work was an attempt to address the failings in philosophy and metaphysics and provide a solid foundation for the proper use of reason to expand knowledge. In this attempt, he can be said to be successful, as his work evoked a shift in philosophical trajectory, which allows all thinkers subsequent to him to stand out from those who came before him in their handling of the subject of philosophy.
The narration of this landmark text is preceded by a summary, which includes a biography and background information of the author, as well as an overview, a synopsis, and an analysis of the work. Capping the summary is an investigation of the historical context of Kant's work as well as an examination of the criticisms and social impact that it evoked. This work represents an essential link to understanding the philosophy of the modern era and is a must-hear for students of philosophy or for anyone with an interest in the nature of thought.


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Mediocre reading of the Meiklejohn translation

A useful 90-minute introduction to Kant is followed by a reading of J.M.D. Meiklejohn's 19th century English translation of the book. That edition was used, I presume, because it's in the public domain, but is not the first choice for either accuracy or completeness.

The main problem with the audiobook is that the narrator seems to be reading the book for the first time and not really understanding it.

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- Hawfinch

Terrible Narration

Very slow narration will drive you to despair in less than 5 minutes, great book just an awful audio book
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2015
  • Publisher: AudioLearn