Kant: Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Kant: Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason : And Other Writings

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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 volume presents it and three short essays that illuminate it in new translations by Allen Wood and George di Giovanni, with an introduction by Robert Merrihew Adams that locates it in its historical and philosophical context.
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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 23mm | 443g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521599644
  • 9780521599641
  • 373,778

Table of contents

What does it mean to orient oneself in thinking?; On the miscarriage of all philosophical trials in theodicy; Religion within the boundaries of mere reason; The end of all things.
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'... provocative and insightful ... a new, comprehensive interpretation of Kant's difficult book.' International Journal for Philosophy of Religion
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