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15 - 16 June 1998
KANT, Immanuel (1724-1804). Critik der reinen Vernunft. Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1781.
8o (200 x 123 mm). Contemporary mottled sheep, spine gilt, gilt-lettered lettering piecce on spine (light wear to spine, with some old repairs to joints).
FIRST EDITION. "Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy ... 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 methods ... dominated western philosophical thought throughout the nineteenth century, as they do today" (PMM 226). Norman 1197.
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