Critique of Pure Reason

The e-text version of this book is based on the 1929 Norman Kemp Smith translation, and appears in eight parts, as follows:

This e-text version of this book was originally prepared by Stephen Palmquist and placed in the Oxford Text Archive in 1985.

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