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KANT, Immanuel.

Critik der Urtheilskraft.

Lagarde and Friederich, Berlin and Libau , 1790 Stock Code: 138455
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First edition of the Critique of Judgement, Kant's third most important work after the critiques of Pure and Practical Reason, and the scarcest of the three. "The work consists of two main parts, the first dealing with the aesthetic judgment, the second with the teleological judgment or judgment of the purposiveness in Nature; and it is of considerable importance. For in it Kant tries, as far as our consciousness is concerned at least, to bridge the gulf between the mechanistic world of Nature as presented in physical science and the world of morality, freedom and faith. That is to say, he tries to show how the mind passes from the one to the other; and he attempts the rather difficult task of showing how the transition is reasonable without at the same time going back on what he has already said about the vanity of dogmatic metaphysics and about the position of moral or practical faith as our only means of access to the supersensible world" (Copleston, A History of Philosophy VI, 209).

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Octavo (199 x 122 mm). Contemporary sprinkled paper boards, le of sprinkled calf, tan paper label to spine lettered in gilt, red edges.


Woodcut vignette to title.


Neat early ownership signature to title page verso, notation of number to recto, annotation to pp. 171, 174 & 178. Very minor loss at spine ends, yet the binding in remarkably fresh condition with little wear, the contents equally clean and crisp, tiny paper fault at foot of pp. 431/432, complete with terminal errata leaf. A superb copy.


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