This course offers an introduction to the epistemology of Immanuel Kant as developed in this Critique of Pure Reason. We will learn about the context and philosophical problems Kant tried to take on, namely those in Rationalism and Empiricism. Step by Step, we will reconstruct the elements and architecture of his epistemology, and why he called his approach and method "transcendental".

Kant's goal in his Critique of Pure Reason was not just to analyze and define the scope and limitation of human cognition, but also to deconstruct and rebuild Metaphysics anew from the ground. In Close Reading sessions we will reconstruct and discuss the main elements, arguments, and terminology of this seminal text, alongside with secondary, commentary readings.

The course aims to combine historic, systematic, and contemporary approaches in an engaging, inspiring way.