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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.

    • Work of major importance for Kant studies and the history of Western religious thought
    • Distinguished new translation
    • Useful notes, chronology and guide to further reading
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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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    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
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    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • 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.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Ethics and Modernism
    • Evil in German Philosophy: Kant, Hegel, Schelling
    • Existentialism to Feminism (19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy)
    • Human Nature and Radical Evil
    • Kant's Ethics
    • Modern Theology
    • On Evil
    • Religion
    • Western Philosophy ll
    • What is Religion?
  • Author

    Immanuel Kant

    Introduction by

    Robert Merrihew Adams, Rutgers University, New Jersey

    Editors and translators

    Allen Wood, Yale University, Connecticut

    George di Giovanni, McGill University, Montréal

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