Critik der practischen Vernunft.Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga , 1788 Stock Code: 122973
NotesFirst edition of Kant's Critique of practical reason, the second of his critical works, in which he develops the concept of categorical imperative. This work established Kant's moral thinking as a cardinal reference in the successive development of ethics. "The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of 'pure reason'; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame" (PMM).
Octavo (195 x 118 mm). Recent half sprinkled calf and decorated boards, spine ruled in blind and in gilt in compartments, red morocco label, red edges.
Printer's woodcut vignette on title, printed in Gothic type. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper.
Original free endpapers preserved, with an ink ownership inscription to the front one; occasional light spotting as usual, final leaf with a small ink annotation; a very good copy.
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