Immanuel Kant's
Critique of Pure Reason

Translated by

Norman Kemp Smith

Sometime Professor of Logic and Metaphysics
in the University of Edinburgh


TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE

Table of Contents



About this edition

The e-text of this book was originally prepared by Stephen Palmquist and placed in the Oxford Text Archive in 1985. His version tries to preserve the appearance of the original text -- with page numbers and end-of-line hyphenations -- though it is stripped of the marginalia, such as the A/B notation for first and second editions, respectively. And it is presented in eight large parts. It features an index and a concordance.

A second version -- a technically overhauled edition of Palmquist's -- is provided by the Humanities Computing & Methodology Program, RIH of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. This edition has removed the end-of-line hyphenations, and the text is divided into segments to correspond with the table of contents for the second edition. But the most important and valuable addition is a search engine -- so for research purposes, this is the version to use. There are plans to restore the marginalia, and place footnotes as endnotes.

The present edition -- a technically overhauled edition of Palmquist's -- is geared entirely for readability. I have made the following changes:
  • removed the end-of-line hyphenations,
  • changed page numbers from, e.g., P 452 to [452],
  • added wide margins,
  • added spaces and indentations for paragraphs,
  • converted footnotes to endnotes, and
  • added the translator's Preface.

Andrew Chrucky

September 1996


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