Kant and His Legacy (PHIL*3100) | College of Arts

Kant and His Legacy (PHIL*3100)

Code and section: PHIL*3100*01

Term: Winter 2020

Instructor: Ken Dorter


An in-class study of two of Kant’s major works, Prolegom­ena to any Future Metaphys­ics and Critique of Judgment, together with an outside reading assignment on his Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals. 

Required texts: Kant, Prolegom­ena to any Future Metaphys­ics, second edition (Hackett ISBN 0-87220-593-2); Kant, Critique of Judgment (Hackett ISBN 13:978-0-87220-025-8); Kant, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals (Hackett ISBN 13:978-0-87220-166-8).

Course require­ments: a) A midterm exam on the Prolegomena to any Future Metaphys­ics (30%), b) a 2500 word essay on the Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals (30%), and c) a final exam on the Critique of Judgment (40%).


Course outline

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.