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on 5 June 2014
Because Kant is such an important writer, whose thought continues to have an overbearing weight on academia and life today, is not the only reason you should read this excellent edition of the Critique of Judgement: it is because his reasoning is so lucid and superb, so incredibly persuasive, and so clear. This translation demonstrates Kant's astounding ability to reason to perfection so that everything he says seems obvious, whilst also not at all reading like a translation. This is a remarkable work which every serious student should read.
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on 14 October 2010
I analysed one section of this book for an essay, and it did drive me a bit mad, but after I did it, I was able to understand all academic texts more, it does seem unfair at 1st that it is not written in a language most people understand as every 2nd word seems to encapsulate a concept, and then that concept has to be learnt in order to understand how the text is using that concept.
But really it is not the role writer to dumb down because most of the audience has not heard of these ideas, but more for the reader to learn them in order to understand how Kant is using them, he builds on these ideas and uses them to go further conceptually.
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