The Resource Kant's Religion within the boundaries of mere reason : a commentary, James J. DiCenso

Kant's Religion within the boundaries of mere reason : a commentary, James J. DiCenso

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Kant's Religion within the boundaries of mere reason : a commentary
Title
Kant's Religion within the boundaries of mere reason
Title remainder
a commentary
Statement of responsibility
James J. DiCenso
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason (hereafter Religion), is one of the great modern examinations of the meaning and function of religion. It stands alongside Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise and Hume's Natural History of Religion and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion as a key work analyzing religious beliefs and institutions in terms of their impact on human affairs. Much like his predecessors, Kant illustrates how religious systems are deeply intertwined with the formation of cultural values, with psychological desires for meaning and consolation, with legitimizing social and political institutions, and above all with questions of ethics. Because of the multi-disciplinary and historically documented nature of this analysis, Kant's treatment of the philosophy of religion is not confined to the narrow task of proving or disproving specific theological and religious doctrines. It is in fact inseparable from inquiries into the types of attitudes, worldviews, and institutions operative within a given cultural sphere, and so makes an ongoing, seminal contribution to both ethical and political thinking"--
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1957-
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DiCenso, James
Index
index present
LC call number
B2792
LC item number
.D53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kant, Immanuel
  • Kant, Immanuel
  • Religion
  • Good and evil
  • Religion
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Good and evil
  • Religion
  • Religion
Label
Kant's Religion within the boundaries of mere reason : a commentary, James J. DiCenso
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-263) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: religion through the lens of practical reason -- 2. Kant's prefaces to the first and second editions -- 3. Religion part one: concerning the indwelling of the evil principle alongside the good, or, of the radical evil in human nature -- 4. Religion part two: concerning the battle of the good against the evil principle for dominion over the human being -- 5. Religion part three: the victory of the good principle over the evil principle, and the founding of a Realm of God on Earth [eines Reichs Gottes auf Erden] -- 6. Religion part four: concerning service and counterfeit service under the dominion of the good principle, or, of religion and priestcraft
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 269 pages
Isbn
9781107009349
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012002692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021200770
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)775897965
  • (OCoLC)ocn775897965
Label
Kant's Religion within the boundaries of mere reason : a commentary, James J. DiCenso
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: religion through the lens of practical reason -- 2. Kant's prefaces to the first and second editions -- 3. Religion part one: concerning the indwelling of the evil principle alongside the good, or, of the radical evil in human nature -- 4. Religion part two: concerning the battle of the good against the evil principle for dominion over the human being -- 5. Religion part three: the victory of the good principle over the evil principle, and the founding of a Realm of God on Earth [eines Reichs Gottes auf Erden] -- 6. Religion part four: concerning service and counterfeit service under the dominion of the good principle, or, of religion and priestcraft
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 269 pages
Isbn
9781107009349
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012002692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021200770
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)775897965
  • (OCoLC)ocn775897965

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