Yirmiyahu Yovel is professor emeritus of philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was previously the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. His books include Kant and the Philosophy of History and Spinoza and Other Heretics (both Princeton).
Very few short introductions to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason are this clear and well informed, and very few Kant scholars can compete with Yovel's broad knowledge of the philosopher. This book is distinguished from other introductions and greatly enriched by the way it highlights important connections between the Critique and Kant's other writings. Offering helpful explanations of some of Kant's most baffling doctrines, Yovel's book will serve as a useful guide for those reading Kant's text for the first (or second or third) time. -Sally S. Sedgwick, University of Illinois at Chicago