‘The Conflict of the Faculties / Der Streit der Fakultäten’ by Immanuel Kant

This bilingual edition published by Abaris Books, Inc. in 1979.
Originally published in autumn 1798.

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Kant’s short essay is a reflection on the contemporary structure of academic studies, where he examines this structure in terms of the functions of the State and of the Universities which form part of it. His analysis links the empirical facts with conceptual distinctions, in ways that are familiar from his more general and abstract philosophy. The main aim is to ground a distinction between legitimate and illegitimate ways in which different Faculties of the University may approach intellectual issues that are of common interest to them.

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