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676 JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY 3~,:4 OCTOBER 1994 significant material from a previous work of his own.4 Riley's translation is based on the first French edition, and while it is generally good, the punctuation at places could have been better modernized, and there are a few minor errors such as his translation of"II ne faudra point" as "one ought to be" instead of "one ought not to be" (115)Riley 's new translation and introduction to the 168o Treatise on Nature and Grace provides English-speaking scholars with a new and essential tool if we are to find an appropriate place for Malebranche in the history of philosophy. PATRICIA ANN EASTON University of Western Ontario Immanuel Kant. Theoretical Philosophy, z755-x77o. Translated and edited by David Walford, in collaboration with Ralf Meerbote. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Pp. lxxxi + 543- Cloth, $75.o0. Immanuel Kant. Lectures on Logic. Translated and edited by J. Michael Young. New York: Cambridge University Press, 199~. PP- xxxii + 695. Cloth, $85.o0. Immanuel Kant. Opus Postumum. Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Eckart Ftrster. Translated by Eckart Ftrster and Stanley Rosen. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Pp. lviii + 3o3. Cloth, $49-95. These are the first three volumes of "The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Kant" to appear. Paul Guyer and Allen Wood are the general edito~ of the project. The edition is planned as "the first comprehensive edition" of Kant's philosophical corpus in English . Altogether, fourteen volumes are projected. TheoreticalPhilosophyis the first in the series. It is to be followed by the Critique of Pure Reason, the Critique ofPractical Reason, TheoreticalPhilosophyafter z78z, PracticalPhilosophy,Aestheticsand Teleology,Religion and Rational Theology,Anthropology,Histo0 andEducation, Natural Science.There will also be three volumes of lectures (of which the Lectureson Logic are the first), and two volumes of reflections and fragments. The Opus Postumum is the first volume of Kant's reflections. Finally, there will be one volume containing Kant's correspondence, which will be a gready expanded edition of Arnulf Zweig's edition of Kant: Philosophical Correspondence. Every volume is to contain a general Introduction, substantive Factual Notes, an English-German Glossary, and an Index. The Notes by Kant himself and the linguistic Notes are footnotes, while the Factual Notes are endnotes. The first volume contains eleven of Kant's precritical works. It indudes the Nova d//uc/dat/o 0755), the Physical Monadology 0756), Some Reflections on Optimism 0762), The Only PossibleArgument 0763), Negative Magnitudes 0763), the "Prize Essay" 0764), the "Announcement of His Lectures" 0765), Dreamsof a Spirit-Seer 0766), the essay on "The Ultimate Ground of Differentiation of Directions in Space" 0768), and the "Inaugural Dissertation" (177o). It does not include Kant's scientific work. Nor does it contain works that deal primarily with topics in aesthetics, ethics, education, and psychology . One might quarrel with this. Would it not have been better, if Kant's entire 4Patrick Riley, TheGeneralWillbeforeRousseau(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986). BOOK REVIEWS 677 precritical work had all been collected in one volume, and if the English edition had thus followed more closely the standard German edition, the so-called Akadem/e Ausgabe? After all, the divisions between the various disciplines were not dearly drawn in the eighteenth century, and this way of dividing up the subject matter reflects a certain anachronism. Furthermore, Kant himself wanted to make a sharp distinction between the works he wrote before 177o, and those which he wrote after. Furthermore , there is a certain asymmetry in having a volume on "Practical Philosophy" that covers both these periods, while "Theoretical Philosophy" is divided into two volumes, with one covering the period before and one covering the period after 1781. I would have preferred a strictly temporal division. Perhaps this is a minor complaint--one that states a different preference, not one that points to a real flaw in the edition--but I do wish that a//of Kant's precritical work were now available in one place. The only translation in TheoreticalPhilosophy, 9755- 9 77~ that is not new is that of the "Inaugural Dissertation." The editors of this volume have included a revised version of...

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