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    The best translation of Critique of Pure Reason

    I have read Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals and I want to read another of his.

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    Any that you can make it through is a good translation! I Kant say I read the whole thing, but I use the Oxford University Press edition, which does a good job of helping you through it.
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    The one JoH read was Werner S. Pluhar's translation. It seemed clean.







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    I've read Norman Kemp Smith's translation and enjoyed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Comedian View Post
    I've read Norman Kemp Smith's translation and enjoyed it.
    Shenanigans.

    The one JoH read was Werner S. Pluhar's translation. It seemed clean.
    Echo?






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    I tried Kemp Smith and didn't get on with it. But I managed to get through using Werner S. Pluhar's translation, with the help of Caygil's "A Kant Dictionary". Another "standard" is the Cambridge edition (Guyer & Wood). I got to it late and didn't use it much - Pluhar was enough.

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