I'm currently reading through the Critique of Pure Reason for the first time and have on hand a book by Martin Heidegger titled, "Phenomenological Interpretations of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason." I was wondering if I should use this as a supplementary work to the Critique, tackle it alone, or use another secondary source for better understanding. So far I'm not having any real trouble with the work, but I assume that I'll probably need some help eventually.

TL;DR: I'm wondering if Heidegger's commentaries on Kant's Critique are a good supplement for a first time reading of the Critique.

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    The Heidegger work I am unfamiliar with. But let me recommend the Routledge guidebook to the Critique of Pure Reason. Feb 19 '20 at 10:05
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    Maybe useful Cambridge Companions and Intro Feb 19 '20 at 10:33
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    Also Karl Ameriks' Interpreting Kant's Critiques (2003). Feb 19 '20 at 10:34
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    I've not read it, but IMO Heidegger's book may be too much "theory- (Heidegger's) laden" Feb 19 '20 at 10:36
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    I agree that Heidegger's "commentaries" on other authors are more about Heidegger than the material. He heavily distorts the meaning of a text whenever it suits his own agenda. So, not exactly a good companion of one wants to understand Kant.
    – Philip Klöcking
    Feb 19 '20 at 10:43

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