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The Great Philosophers


Ralph Walker



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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
12 January 2021
'Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.' Kant In today's increasingly fractured world of oppression and uncertainty, Kant's moral philosophy is more important than ever before. And never has the need for moral absolutes been more pressing than in this age of doubt, disillusion and cynicism.

This is where Kant comes in, as his moral philosophy continues to compel the attention of every serious thinker in the field. Clear, concise - and overwhelmingly convincing - Ralph Walker's stimulating, highly accessible guide spells out the power and renewed relevance of his thinking: a genuinely objective, absolute basis for a modern moral law.
By:   Ralph Walker
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 176mm,  Width: 110mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   50g
ISBN:   9781474616799
ISBN 10:   1474616798
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   12 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ralph Charles Sutherland Walker is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. An expert on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, he was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, before entering academia as a fellow at Merton College in 1968. He moved to Magdalen in 1972 (where, for many years, he was Wine Steward), where he has worked ever since. Apart from focusing on Kant, Walker has also made contributions to the Coherence Theory of Truth, and his books have been translated into numerous languages.

Reviews for The Great Philosophers:Kant

The virtue of these deceptively brief books is that they are the real thing - EVENING STANDARD The books should improve the cultural circulation of philosophy by their style as well as their substance - TES A promising venture - THE TIMES Rarely have intellectual sophistication and complexity come so cheap - FINANCIAL TIMES

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