This book features original essays on three central themes in Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy: sensibility, nature, and religion. Half of the essays focus specifically on Kant’s philosophy and have an interpretive focus. They aim to disentangle complex exegetical knots that emerge in the interpretation of Kant’s own views of the character of sensibility, the unity of nature, and the constitution of symbolic representation in religion. The other chapters explore the interactions that arise, in these three thematic areas, between Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy. These chapters engage with the work of prominent Continental philosophers such as Hannah Arendt, Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray, and Jean-François Lyotard. As a whole, Kant and the Continental Tradition advances our understanding of Kant’s critical thought, its relation to key Continental thinkers, and the relevance of Kantian philosophy to current debates in post-Kantian philosophy.
Sorin Baiasu is Professor of Philosophy at Keele University, UK and Director of the Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Kantian Research Centre. He is the author of Kant and Sartre: Re-discovering Critical Ethics (2011) and editor or co-editor of Politics and Metaphysics in Kant (2011), Kant on Practical Justification: Interpretive Essays (2013), Comparing Kant and Sartre (2016), and The Kantian Mind (forthcoming 2017).
Alberto Vanzo is an independent scholar. His research focuses on Kant’s philosophy, the history and philosophy of science, and the history and methodology of philosophical historiography.