Pure reason and contemporary philosophy of religion: the rational striving in and for truth [Book Review]

This essay urges contemporary philosophers of religion to rethink the role that Kant’s critical philosophy has played both in establishing the analytic nature of modern philosophy and in developing a critique of reason’s drive for the unconditioned. In particular, the essay demonstrates the contribution that Kant and other modern rationalists such as Spinoza can still make today to our rational striving in and for truth. This demonstration focuses on a recent group of analytic philosophers of religion who have labelled their own work ‘analytic theology’ and have generated new debates, including new arguments about Kant bridging philosophy and theology. Cultivation of a reflective critical openness is encouraged here; this is a practice for checking reason’s overly ambitious claims about God
Keywords Analytic  Boundaries   Conatus  Critique  Kant  Limits  Reason  Reflective critical openness  Spinoza
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DOI 10.1007/s11153-010-9245-6
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