A. Required Readings:

      Kant, Prologomena to any Future Metaphysics [ARIEW: 579-633]

    Secondary Literature: read one of the following

      Etienne Gilson and Thomas Langan, Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant (New York: Random House, 1963), pp. 411-434.

      Frederick Copleston, S.J., A History of Philosophy, Vol VI (New York: Image, 1963), pp. 180-307.

      James Collins, History of European Philosophy (Milwaukee: Bruce, 1954) pp. 455-512.

B. Writing Assignment:

    Write a 4-5 page paper on the following theme: According to Kant, why is the quest for metaphysics (God, soul, world) a futile enterprise?

C. Supplemental Readings:

    Stanley Jaki. The Road of Science and the Ways to God. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1978. pp. 112-128.

    Roger Scruton, Kant. New York: Oxford, 1982. pp. 1-57.

    Roger Scruton. A Short History of Modern Philosophy. 2nd edition. New York: Routledge, 1995. pp. 133-143. Etienne Gilson. God and Philosophy. New Haven: Yale, 1941. pp. 109-118.

    Etienne Gilson. "Physicism of Kant," Unity of Philosophical Experience. New York: Scribner's, 1937. pp. 223-247.

    James Collins. God in Modern Philosophy (Chicago: Regnery, 1959) pp. 162-200.

    James Collins. The Emergence of Philosophy of Religion (New Haven: Yale Univ, 1967) pp. 89-211.

    Karl Ameriks. "The critique of metaphysics," in Paul Guyer, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Kant. New York: Cambridge, 1992. pp. 249-279.


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