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The Critique of Pure Reason

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The Critique of Pure Reason, first published in 1781 with a second edition in 1787, has been called the most influential and important philosophical text of the modern age.

Kant saw the Critique of Pure Reason as an attempt to bridge the gap between rationalism (there are significant ways in which our concepts and knowledge are gained independently of sense experience) and empiricism (sense experience is the ultimate source of all our concepts and knowledge) and, in particular, to counter the radical empiricism of David Hume (our beliefs are purely the result of accumulated habits, developed in response to accumulated sense experiences). Using the methods of science, Kant demonstrates that though each mind may, indeed, create its own universe, those universes are guided by certain common laws, which are rationally discernible. (Summary by Ticktockman) (26 hr 9 min)


Preface to the First Edition, 1781


Read by ML Cohen

Preface to the Second Edition, 1787


Read by ML Cohen



Read by Stewart Wills

Transcendental Doctrine of Elements--Space


Read by Carl Manchester

Transcendental Doctrine of Elements--Time


Read by Carl Manchester

Transcendental Logic


Read by JemmaBlythe

Transcendental Analytic


Read by Hugh McGuire

Deduction of the Pure Conceptions


Read by Gesine

Transcendental Deduction of the Pure Conceptions


Read by James Tiley

Application of the Categories to Objects of the Senses


Read by James Tiley

Analytic of Principles/Schematism


Read by Robert Scott

System of All Principles of the Pure Understanding


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Systematic Representation of All Synthetical Principles/1st Analogy


Read by Robert Scott

Second Analogy


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Third Analogy


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

The Postulates of Empirical Thought


Read by ML Cohen

Division of All Objects into Phenomena and Noumena


Read by Lisa Chau

Of the Equivocal Nature of Amphiboly


Read by Carl Manchester

Remark on the Amphiboly of the Conceptions of Reflections


Read by Robert Scott

Transcendental Dialectic: Introduction


Read by tubeyes

Of the Conceptions of Pure Reason


Read by James Tiley

Of the Dialectical Procedure of Pure Reason


Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Of the Paralogisms of Pure Reason


Read by Geoff Dugwyler

The Antinomy of Pure Reason


Read by D.E. Wittkower

Antithetic of Pure Reason/1st & 2nd Conflicts


Read by D.E. Wittkower

3rd & 4th Conflict of the Transcendental Ideas


Read by D.E. Wittkower

Of the Interest of Reason in these Self-Contradictions


Read by D.E. Wittkower

Of the Necessity Imposed upon Pure Reason of Presenting a Solution of its Trans…


Read by D.E. Wittkower

Critical Solution of the Cosmological Problem


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Empirical Use of the Regulative Principle of Reason with regard to the Cosmolog…


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Solution of the Cosmological Idea of the Totality of the Deduction of Cosmical …


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Solution of the Cosmological Idea of the Totality of the Dependence of Phenome…


Read by D.E. Wittkower

The Ideal of Pure Reason


Read by J. M. Smallheer

Of the Arguments Employed by Speculative Reason in Proof of the Existence of a …


Read by ML Cohen

Of the Impossibility of a Cosmological Proof of the Existence of God


Read by ML Cohen

Of the Impossibility of a Physico-Theological Proof


Read by ML Cohen

Of the Regulative Employment of the Ideas of Pure Reason


Read by Robert Scott

Of the Ultimate End of the Natural Dialectic of Human Reason


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Transcendental Doctrine of Method


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Discipline of Pure Reason in the Sphere of Dogmatism


Read by Judy Bieber

Discipline of Pure Reason in Polemics


Read by Judy Bieber

Discipline of Pure Reason in Hypothesis


Read by Judy Bieber

Discipline of Pure Reason in Relation to Proofs


Read by Judy Bieber

The Canon of Pure Reason


Read by J. M. Smallheer

Ideal of the Summum Bonum as a Determining Ground of the Ultimate End of Pure R…


Read by ML Cohen

Of Opinion, Knowledge, and Belief


Read by Carl Manchester

The Architectonic of Pure Reason


Read by ML Cohen

The History of Pure Reason


Read by Gesine



(4 Sterne)

Kant is difficult. For some reason I remember this audio book being the worst one I ever listened to. I almost abandoned it because a lot of the time I felt like I wasn't getting anything out of it, like someone was reading something REALLY boring and annoying. I seem to remember there being a lot of problems with the naming of these sections where there would be a reader, then another reader, then another reader, listing off Kant's extremely long chapter titles. In listening to a few of the tracks again that problem seems to have been corrected. This is NOT Baby's First Philosophy Book. I would NEVER have read Kant in book form. I would have just bought this book and it would have sat on my shelf and collected dust. I did finish it in audio book form thanks to librivox. I'm not sure if I remember it though.


(4 Sterne)

Kant is incredibly interesting however he is hard to follow. Especially when the recordings stop halfway through the chapter or jump to a previous chapter which has happened to me a few times throughout this reading. That said I still enjoyed the book I only recommend you take note of your place within the reading every once in a while so if it jumps to a different spot you know where you are. The free knowledge is worth the technical difficulties.

(5 Sterne)

While some of the readings were difficult to follow, given how dry the text is to begin with, I really have to commend the volunteers that worked on this. Barring the rampant mispronunciation of a priori, apagogic, and at times apodeictic, it was probably the most accessible version of this text I’ve seen/read.

thank you readers. difficult book, but worth the listen.

(5 Sterne)

A tough but interesting listen

(3,5 Sterne)

I can't say I enjoyed this book but I didn't expect to. I'd always wanted to hear what Kant has to say about Pure Reason. I was not disappointed by his thought process but he sure knows how to make things sound more complicated than they are and repeats himself endlessly in his effort to be extremely precise, leaving absolutely nothing to the reader's interpretation. I started enjoying this when he finally arrived at his critique of theological proof but even those feel drawn out to infinity. The best chapter is "Of opinion, knowledge and belief", where we finally get to hear, if only briefly, what Kant's actual philosophy is, rather than what he criticises in other philosophies and uses of reason. Unfortunately, some chapters are badly read or recorded and some are not in the correct order. But overall I'm glad I've finally been able to listen to this milestone of reason, which I would probably never have read otherwise.

One of the best critiques of pure reason

(5 Sterne)

Within the pages of this text, Immanuel investigates the limits of reasoned thinking (what is also called "reason" and spoken of anthropomorphically as though it were itself a subject) in seeking a general scientific grounding to both philosophy and natural science itself. What Immanuel discovers is that reason is not omnipotent or indeed capable of investigating a terrific number of questions (much less their answers) to which philosophers since antiquity had tried to speculate upon. These verboten topics include the existence or characteristics of a god. the existence or characteristics of an immaterial soul, and the metaphysical possibility of freedom of the will. If the text itself is confusing for you, try starting with Kant's "Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics." It is one of the best prefatory texts to the possibility of metaphysics that I have read. Highly recommended.


(5 Sterne)

Karl Manchester is fantastic in not ino reading yhis out right but conveying the finer points of the book, especially in "The Transcendental Aesthetic of Space and Time" in particular.

slow but to the point of a eternal realty

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