Kant's Empirical Psychology by Patrick R. Frierson

By Patrick R. Frierson

all through his existence, Kant used to be occupied with questions about empirical psychology. He aimed to boost an empirical account of people, and his lectures and writings at the subject are recognizable this present day as thoroughly 'psychological' remedies of human suggestion and behaviour. during this ebook Patrick R. Frierson makes use of shut research of appropriate texts, together with unpublished lectures and notes, to review Kant's account. He indicates intimately how Kant explains human motion, selection, and suggestion in empirical phrases, and the way a greater figuring out of Kant's psychology can make clear significant recommendations in his philosophy, together with the ethical legislations, ethical accountability, weak point of will, and cognitive mistakes. Frierson additionally applies Kant's bills of psychological sickness to modern philosophical concerns. His e-book will curiosity scholars and students of Kant, the historical past of psychology, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of action.

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