Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason and Other Writings

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Cambridge University Press, 1998 - Philosophy - 229 pages
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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. -- Back cover.
 

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Contents

What does it mean to orient oneself in thinking?
3
On the miscarriage of all philosophical trials in theodicy
15
Religion within the boundaries of mere reason
31
The end of all things
191
Editorial notes
204
Index
222
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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was born in Konigsberg, Prussia, where he remained his entire life. His others works include Critique of Pure Reason and Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone.

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