What are some secondary texts, in the form of online articles, to read about Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics before I jump into the text and to ease myself into understanding it?

It would be preferable these web articles were written by Kant scholars and could be finished in around ~15 minutes.

I'm using the translation by Paul Carus as the Prolegomena, if that is of any relevance.

This is the version:--


Citation for the link above:--

Kant, Immanuel. Kant's Prolegomena to any future metaphysics. No. 53. Open court publishing Company, 1912.

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1) Not an article but there's a YouTube talk on the Prolegomena which might get you launched :


2) http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/prolegomena/section4/

It is worth a browse.

3) https://www.gradesaver.com/prolegomena-to-any-future-metaphysics/study-guide/summary-preamble

It is pretty basic but useful.

  • I've chosen your answer over my own. It is closer to the spirit of the original inquiry as it is much easier to digest. TY for your input. Commented May 3, 2018 at 11:02
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    Only too glad to have been of help. Best - Geoff
    – Geoffrey Thomas
    Commented May 3, 2018 at 11:24

There is a Kant scholar that writes on Quora, but his writings aren't all about the Prolegomena:--

You can verify the gentleman's credentials here, if you are skeptical:--

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