Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1970

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


English Literature

Committee Chair

Donald W. Cummings

Second Committee Member

John M. Herum

Third Committee Member

Bruce E. Teets


The author attempts an in-depth study of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason in order to prepare a text for college students in composition courses. It was to be a text designed to help students come to terms with some of the more perplexing problems of man's intellectual life by providing them with the means for understanding the structure of thought. As it stands now, though, this is a prolegomen to that text. It contains the essential theory for the text, but lacks sufficient examples to make it readily accessible to the student, and it lacks the exercises needed to give them a thorough understanding of how its content can be applied to the routine problems of writing.