Which companion, or guide, would you recommend to someone trying to read and understand the original work, The Critique of Pure Reason? Why?
I'm inclined towards these two, The Cambridge Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and A Kant Dictionary, after reading through all the comments there.
[Where I stand, presently]
- have read most of Socratic dialogues, and enjoyed those quite a lot
- have a reasonable understanding of Hume and Kierkegaard
- able to read Thus Spoke Zarathustra, with adequate understanding -- using online help here and there
- completed some online courses, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy, and Introduction to Philosophy
- completed an online course, Introduction to Logic -- could't retain all of those formal structure of expressions; but still able to understand by looking back to those again and again
- have, partially, read Aristotle's Analytics; wasn't having a very tough time while reading that, but still remember, didn't find that a light read too