Kant on Human Nature and Radical Evil

Philosophy and Theology 19 (1/2):215-224 (2007)
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Are human beings essentially good or evil? Immanuel Kant responds, “[H]e [man] is as much the one as the other, partly good, partly bad.” Given this, I’d like to explore the following: What does Kant mean by human nature and how is it possible to be both good and evil? What is “original sin” and does it place limits on free will? In what respect might Kant’s views be significant for non-believers? More specifically, is Kant saying that human beings need God in order to be good or is morality possible without faith?
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