The Critique of Practical Reason

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(4.8 stars; 31 reviews)

The Critique of Practical Reason (Kritik der praktischen Vernunft) is the second of Immanuel Kant's three critiques, first published in 1788. It follows on from his Critique of Pure Reason and deals with his moral philosophy. The second Critique exercised a decisive influence over the subsequent development of the field of ethics and moral philosophy, becoming the principle reference point for ethical systems that focus on the rightness or wrongness of actions themselves, as opposed to the rightness or wrongness of the consequences of those actions. Subsequently termed “deontological ethics”, Kant’s ethical system also laid the groundwork of moral absolutism, the belief that there are absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged, and that certain actions are right or wrong, devoid of the context of the act. (Summary by Wikipedia and Ticktockman) (6 hr 43 min)


Preface 19:57 Read by Sibella Denton
Introduction: Of the Idea of a Critique of Practical Reason 10:22 Read by James Christopher
Of the Principles of Pure Practical Reason:THEOREM II 15:53 Read by Ransom
Of the Principles of Pure Practical Reason:THEOREM III 19:07 Read by Audio Andrea
Of the Principles of Pure Practical Reason: THEOREM IV 20:40 Read by Sibella Denton
Of the Deduction of the Fundamental Principles of Pure Practical Reason 20:53 Read by Sibella Denton
Of the Right that Pure Reason in its Practical use has to an Extension which is… 17:32 Read by Sibella Denton
Of the Concept of an Object of Pure Practical Reason 20:57 Read by Sibella Denton
Table of the Categories of Freedom relatively to the Notions of Good and Evil 13:00 Read by Sibella Denton
Of the Motives of Pure Practical Reason 47:15 Read by Julie VW
Critical Examination of the Analytic of Pure Practical Reason 44:44 Read by Anna Simon
Of a Dialectic of Pure Practical Reason Generally 8:55 Read by Carl Manchester
Of the Dialectic of Pure Reason in defining the Conception of the “Summum Bonum” 12:54 Read by D.E. Wittkower
Critical Solution of the Antinomy of Practical Reason 18:12 Read by D.E. Wittkower
Of the Primacy of Pure Practical Reason in its Union with the Speculative Reason 14:43 Read by Gesine
The Existence of God as a Postulate of Pure Practical Reason 22:43 Read by Anna Simon
Of the Postulates of Pure Practical Reason Generally 28:31 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Of Belief from a Requirement of Pure Reason 13:04 Read by Sibella Denton
Methodology of Pure Practical Reason 34:18 Read by Anna Simon


Immortality, not immorality

(5 stars)

Pace is brisk, along with voice tone. Latin pronouncements, from one incompetent in that learned language, flow melodious. But in the Introductory section, several erroneous substitutions of immorality for Immortality are made, occasionally confused this otherwise appreciative reviewer.

Duty to the Highest Good

(4.5 stars)

Some section recordings varied in quality but a great treasure overall. Kant is actually easier to listen to than to read. In a society thoroughly romanticized toward goals of Epicurean happiness, Kant presents a valuable alternative.

(5 stars)

much easier to understand than The Critique of Pure Reason. That may be due to listing to that first. The readers all did an excellent job.

Interesting book

(4 stars)

Different book, however, I enjoyed it.

holy raycysm batman

(4 stars)

This audio is written in a sea of implied heteronormativity and from an implied western world view known to oppress BIPOCs. It needs to be rewritten to reflect a more diverse and includsive world view. Rather that focusing on things white people care about, it needs to have stories about selling drugs, getting bitches, and making white people pay for their oppression of LatinX nonbinary guest workers on the Southern Border. Anything not inherently Anti-raycyst is overtly pro- raycyst. Note: I am not saying BIPOCs do not care about philosophy, but I am saying the white devil's have colonized philosophy to the point BIPOCs are not allowed. Also BIPOCs are so oppressed by hegemonic white heteronormativity that they have no time to do anything to xcept sell drugs and pickup bitches