Kant Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

This new edition includes slightly revised translations, a revised introduction with expanded discussion of certain key themes in the work, and up-to-date guidance on further reading.

Kant  Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a key element of the system of philosophy which Kant introduced with his Critique of Pure Reason, and a work of major importance in the history of Western religious thought. It represents a great philosopher's attempt to spell out the form and content of a type of religion that would be grounded in moral reason and would meet the needs of ethical life. It includes sharply critical and boldly constructive discussions on topics not often treated by philosophers, including such traditional theological concepts as original sin and the salvation or 'justification' of a sinner, and the idea of the proper role of a church. This new edition includes slightly revised translations, a revised introduction with expanded discussion of certain key themes in the work, and up-to-date guidance on further reading.

Kant Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

A new translation of Kant's great essay on religion and its relation to reason.

Kant  Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

A new translation of Kant's great essay on religion and its relation to reason.

Briefly

A new series of summarized texts commonly used on theology and philosophy high school and college courses.

Briefly

A new series of summarized texts commonly used on theology and philosophy high school and college courses.

Religion Within the Bounds of Bare Reason

This volume provides Werner Pluhar's masterful rendering of Kant's major work on religion, an illuminating Introduction by Stephen Palmquist, a selected bibliography, notes, glossary and a detailed index.

Religion Within the Bounds of Bare Reason

This volume provides Werner Pluhar's masterful rendering of Kant's major work on religion, an illuminating Introduction by Stephen Palmquist, a selected bibliography, notes, glossary and a detailed index.

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant on Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is his major work on the subject. This book offers a complete and internally cohesive interpretation of Religion.

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant on Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Throughout his career, Kant engaged with many of the fundamental questions in philosophy of religion: arguments for the existence of God, the soul, the problem of evil, and the relationship between moral belief and practice. Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is his major work on the subject. This book offers a complete and internally cohesive interpretation of Religion. In contrast to more reductive interpretations, as well as those that characterize Religion as internally inconsistent, Lawrence R. Pasternack defends the rich philosophical theology contained in each of Religion’s four parts, and shows how the doctrines of the "Pure Rational System of Religion" are eminently compatible with the essential principles of Transcendental Idealism. The book also presents and assesses: the philosophical background to Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason the ideas and arguments of the text the continuing importance of Kant’s work to philosophy of religion today.

Kant s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

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.

Kant   s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

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 philosophy of religion.

Kant s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

This Reader's Guide provides a 'way in' to the text including: philosophical and historical context; an overview of key themes; section-by-section analysis of the text; a chapter on its reception and influence as a classic text of the ...

Kant s  Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Immanuel Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a seminal text in modern philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of religion. It is a complex and challenging work, which students and scholars often find difficult to penetrate. This Reader's Guide provides a 'way in' to the text including: philosophical and historical context; an overview of key themes; section-by-section analysis of the text; a chapter on its reception and influence as a classic text of the Enlightenment; and a guide for further reading. It highlights the most important themes and ideas, clarifies certain opaque features, and examines the junctures in the text that are critical for any philosophical assessment of Kant's argument. Eddis N. Miller offers a sound understanding of Kant's Religion and the tools for students to philosophically assess Kant's overall argument.

Kant s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

In this volume, the first complete English-language commentary on the work, James J. DiCenso explains the historical context in which the book appeared, including the importance of Kant's conflict with state censorship.

Kant s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is one of the great modern examinations of religion's meaning, function and impact on human affairs. In this volume, the first complete English-language commentary on the work, James J. DiCenso explains the historical context in which the book appeared, including the importance of Kant's conflict with state censorship. He shows how the Religion addresses crucial Kantian themes such as the relationship between freedom and morality, the human propensity to evil, the status of historical traditions in relation to ethical principles, and the interface between individual ethics and social institutions. The major arguments are clearly and precisely explained, and the themes are highlighted and located within Kant's mature critical philosophy, especially his ethics. The commentary will be valuable for all who are interested in the continuing relevance of religion for contemporary inquiries into ethics, public institutions and religious traditions.

Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

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Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

The eighteenth-century philosopher Immanuel Kant is as daunting as he is influential: widely considered to be not only one of the most challenging thinkers of all time, but also one of the most important. His Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason takes on two of his central preoccupations - the reasoning powers of the human mind, and religion - and applies the full force of his reasoning abilities to consider the relationship between them. In critical thinking, reasoning is all about constructing arguments: arguments that are persuasive, systematic, comprehensive, and well-evidenced. And any examination of involves stripping reasoning back to its barest essentials and attempting to get at the nature of the world by asking what we can know about God and morality from the power of our minds alone. Beginning from the axiom that God is, by definition, unknowable, Kant reasons that it is humans who bear the responsibility of creating the Kingdom of God. This, he suggests, we can do by acting morally in the world we experience - with a morality that can be shaped by reason alone. Dense and challenging, but closely and persuasively reasoned, Kant's case for human responsibility shows reasoning skills at their most impressive.

Kant and Theology at the Boundaries of Reason

This book examines the transcendental dimension of Kant's philosophy as a positive resource for theology.

Kant and Theology at the Boundaries of Reason

This book examines the transcendental dimension of Kant's philosophy as a positive resource for theology. Firestone shows that Kant's philosophy establishes three distinct grounds for transcendental theology and then evaluates the form and content of theology that emerges when Christian theologians adopt these grounds. To understand Kant's philosophy as a completed process, Firestone argues, theologians must go beyond the strictures of Kant's critical philosophy proper and consider in its fullness the transcendental significance of what Kant calls 'rational religious faith'. This movement takes us into the promising but highly treacherous waters of Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason to understand theology at the transcendental bounds of reason.

Kant s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Similarly, in “Culture and the limits of practical reason in Kant's Religion,” Richard Velkley maintains that the very motif of “limits” or “boundaries” suggests the centrality of Religion to the entire Critical enterprise.

Kant s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

This volume provides a synoptic view of Kant's major work of religious thought.

Kant s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Kant's Theory of Freedom. ... Die Religionsphilosophie Kants in der “Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der blossen Vernunft”: mit besonderer ... “Faith and Knowledge: The Two Sources of 'Religion' at the Limits of Reason Alone.

Kant s  Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Immanuel Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a seminal text in modern philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of religion. It is a complex and challenging work, which students and scholars often find difficult to penetrate. This Reader's Guide provides a 'way in' to the text including: philosophical and historical context; an overview of key themes; section-by-section analysis of the text; a chapter on its reception and influence as a classic text of the Enlightenment; and a guide for further reading. It highlights the most important themes and ideas, clarifies certain opaque features, and examines the junctures in the text that are critical for any philosophical assessment of Kant's argument. Eddis N. Miller offers a sound understanding of Kant's Religion and the tools for students to philosophically assess Kant's overall argument.

Kant s Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

A rigorous and comprehensive commentary, showing how the Religion develops key themes in Kant's mature philosophy.

Kant s Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

A rigorous and comprehensive commentary, showing how the Religion develops key themes in Kant's mature philosophy.

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant on Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Bunch, A. (2010) “The Resurrection of the Body as a 'Practical Postulate': Why Kant is Committed to Belief in an Embodied ... ——(2012) Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason: A Commentary, Cambridge: Cambridge University ...

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant on Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Throughout his career, Kant engaged with many of the fundamental questions in philosophy of religion: arguments for the existence of God, the soul, the problem of evil, and the relationship between moral belief and practice. Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is his major work on the subject. This book offers a complete and internally cohesive interpretation of Religion. In contrast to more reductive interpretations, as well as those that characterize Religion as internally inconsistent, Lawrence R. Pasternack defends the rich philosophical theology contained in each of Religion’s four parts, and shows how the doctrines of the "Pure Rational System of Religion" are eminently compatible with the essential principles of Transcendental Idealism. The book also presents and assesses: the philosophical background to Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason the ideas and arguments of the text the continuing importance of Kant’s work to philosophy of religion today.

Kant s Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

A rigorous and comprehensive commentary, showing how the Religion develops key themes in Kant's mature philosophy.

Kant s Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

A rigorous and comprehensive commentary, showing how the Religion develops key themes in Kant's mature philosophy.

Comprehensive Commentary on Kant s Religion Within the Bounds of Bare Reason

DRB James J. DiCenso, Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason: A Commentary (2012). FDR Chris L. Firestone and Nathan Jacobs, In Defense of Kant's Religion (2008). FNP Chris L. Firestone and Stephen R. Palmquist, eds., ...

Comprehensive Commentary on Kant s Religion Within the Bounds of Bare Reason

Palmquist’s Commentary provides the first definitive clarification on Kant’s Philosophy of Religion in English; it includes the full text of Pluhar’s translation, interspersed with explanations, providing both a detailed overview and an original interpretation of Kant’s work. Offers definitive, sentence-level commentary on Kant’s Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason Presents a thoroughly revised version of Pluhar’s translation of the full text of Kant’s Religion, including detailed notes comparing the translation with the others still in use today Identifies most of the several hundred changes Kant made to the second (1794) edition and unearths evidence that many major changes were responses to criticisms of the first edition Provides both a detailed overview and original interpretation of Kant’s work on the philosophy of religion Demonstrates that Kant’s arguments in Religion are not only cogent, but have clear and profound practical applications to the way religion is actually practiced in the world today Includes a glossary aimed at justifying new translations of key technical terms in Religion, many of which have previously neglected religious and theological implications

Briefly Kant s Religion within the Bounds of Mere Reason

In Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason (referred to below as Religion), Kant observes: 'Apart from a good life-conduct, anything which the human being supposes that he can do to become wellpleasing to God is mere religious ...

Briefly  Kant s Religion within the Bounds of Mere Reason

Kant's Religion Within The Bounds of Mere Reason was written late in his life, following his most famous works including Critique of Pure Reason and Groundwork of Metaphysics of Morals. In it he considers the consequences of transcendental criticism for theology. Kant identifies a moral core to the Christian faith and asserts that because of that core and because the faith contains a principle for dispensing with the morally extraneous statutes and history associated with it, this faith can count as a moral, world religion. Seen by most philosophers and theologians as one of the most significant texts by this world famous philosopher, understanding is crucial for completion of any basic theology or philosophical qualification.

Kant s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

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.

Kant s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

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.

In Defense of Kant s Religion

In this text, Kant's vocabulary and language are especially tortured and convoluted. Readers have often lost sight of the thinker's deep ties to Christianity and questioned the viability of the work as serious philosophy of religion.

In Defense of Kant s Religion

Chris L. Firestone and Nathan Jacobs integrate and interpret the work of leading Kant scholars to come to a new and deeper understanding of Kant's difficult book, Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason. In this text, Kant's vocabulary and language are especially tortured and convoluted. Readers have often lost sight of the thinker's deep ties to Christianity and questioned the viability of the work as serious philosophy of religion. Firestone and Jacobs provide strong and cogent grounds for taking Kant's religion seriously and defend him against the charges of incoherence. In their reading, Christian essentials are incorporated into the confines of reason, and they argue that Kant establishes a rational religious faith in accord with religious conviction as it is elaborated in his mature philosophy. For readers at all levels, this book articulates a way to ground religion and theology in a fully fledged defense of Religion which is linked to the larger corpus of Kant's philosophical enterprise.

Evil and Freedom

Evil and Freedom