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Kant’s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason
A Critical Guide


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Gordon Michalson, Otfried Höffe, Allen W. Wood, Ingolf Dalferth, Alison Hills, Andrew Chignell, Leslie Stevenson, Karl Ameriks, Manfred Kuehn, Nicholas Tampio, Pablo Muchnik, G. Felicitas Munzel, Richard Velkley
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  • Date Published: September 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316621516

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  • Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason was written late in his career. It presents a theory of 'radical evil' in human nature, touches on the issue of divine grace, develops a Christology, and takes a seemingly strong interest in the issue of scriptural interpretation. The essays in this Critical Guide explore the reasons why this is so, and offer careful and illuminating interpretations of the themes of the work. The relationship of Kant's Religion to his other writings is discussed in ways that underscore the importance of this work for the entire critical philosophy, and provide a broad perspective on his moral thought; connections are also drawn between religion, history, and politics in Kant's later thinking. Together the essays offer a rich exploration of the work which will be of great interest to those involved in Kant studies and the philosophy of religion.

    • A collection of essays from a strong international team of scholars
    • Provides an overview of perennial as well as fresh interpretive problems related to this complex work
    • Clarifies the importance of the Religion for Kant's entire Critical philosophy
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    • Date Published: September 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316621516
    • length: 282 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Gordon Michalson
    1. Holy scriptures within the boundaries of mere reason: Kant's reflections Otfried Höffe
    2. The evil in human nature Allen W. Wood
    3. Radical evil and human freedom Ingolf Dalferth
    4. Gesinnung: responsibility, moral worth and character Alison Hills
    5. Hope, possibility, and divine action Andrew Chignell
    6. Kant on grace Leslie Stevenson
    7. Kant, miracles, and Religion, Parts One and Two Karl Ameriks
    8. Kant's Jesus Manfred Kuehn
    9. Pluralism in the ethical community Nicholas Tampio
    10. Kant's religious constructivism Pablo Muchnik
    11. What does his Religion contribute to Kant's conception of Practical Reason? G. Felicitas Munzel
    12. Culture and the limits of Practical Reason in Kant's Religion Richard Velkley.

  • Editor

    Gordon Michalson, New College, Florida
    Gordon E. Michalson is Professor of Humanities at the New College of Florida. His most recent books include Fallen Freedom: Kant on Radical Evil and Moral Regeneration (Cambridge, 1990) and Kant and the Problem of God (1999).


    Gordon Michalson, Otfried Höffe, Allen W. Wood, Ingolf Dalferth, Alison Hills, Andrew Chignell, Leslie Stevenson, Karl Ameriks, Manfred Kuehn, Nicholas Tampio, Pablo Muchnik, G. Felicitas Munzel, Richard Velkley

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