Critical philosophy

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the metaphysical system of Kant; - so called from his most important work, the "Critique of Pure Reason."

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The first chapter describes Farooqi's works and the factors that have contributed to Farooqi's critical philosophy and point of view.
The book runs over seven chapters, following a roughly chronological account of Kant's works prior to construction of the critical philosophy. Each of these chapters traces the gradual edification of Kant's "fortress," the metaphysical armaments within which Kant--according to Kanterian's reading--sought to protect his religious faith.
He says the project was not an afterthought, but stands at the center of Kant's conception of critical philosophy, which attempts to provide the a priori foundation of empirical cognition and thus strictly separates formal from material aspects.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762-1814) was the founding figure of the philosophical movement known as German idealism, a branch of thought which grew out of Kant's critical philosophy. Fichte's work formed the crucial link between eighteenth-century Enlightenment thought and philosophical, as well as literary, Romanticism.
By surveying the different ways the concept of critique was used during the eighteenth century, the relationship between Kant's critique and his pre-critical experiments with different approaches to metaphysics, the varying definitions of a critique of pure reason Kant offers in the prefaces and introductions to the first Critique, and the way Kant responds to objections, Professor McQuillan is able to highlight an aspect of Kant's critical philosophy that is too often overlooked--the reason that philosophy is critical.
Of course, there's far more to Kant's "critical philosophy" than that, as we'll soon see.
The second we could call, following Kant and Hegel, critical philosophy: most broadly construed, it consists of the critical 'destruction' of the concepts posited by positive philosophy, and especially, after Kant, of the critical analysis of the very possibility of positing true concepts, that is to say, the investigation into the methods and limits of our reason.
In opposition, then, Dussel positions his own book Philosophy of Liberation as "a counter-discourse, a critical philosophy born in the periphery (from the perspective of the victims, the excluded), which has the intention of being relevant on a global scale" (47).
Critical philosophy: the idea is formulated based on the concepts of criticism and critique.
Cultural critical philosophy takes the form of the articulation and intensification of the problematizations central to our fragile cultural formations.