Written in 1889, this title is volume One of Two. Caird's first book, "A Critical Account of the Philosophy of Kant with an Historical Introduction" established him as a leading British Kant scholar. He used the subsequent exchanges, many of them in mind, to reiterate and then develop his Hegelian reading and thus became a major contributor to the British idealist movement. The contents include: The Idea of Criticism; Kant's Relation to His Time; His Life and Character; Kant's Precursors - Descartes - Spinoza - Leibniz and Wolff - The Later Wolffian School and Martin Knutzen; The Pre - Critical Period in Kant's Mental History; The Dissertation of 1770 and Kant's Studies for the Critique of Pure Reason in the Years 1770-81.
Book I - "The Critique of Pure Reason": The Problem of the Critique of Pure Reason; The Aesthetic; The Two Logics and the Discovery or Metaphysical Deduction of the Categories; The Transcendental Deduction of the Categories; The Schematism of the Categories; The System of Principles of the Pure Understanding; The Mathematical Principles; The Analogies of Experience; and The Postulates of Empirical Thought - Kant's View of Idealism and of the Relation of Inner and Outer Sense.