On Chris L. Firestone and Nathan Jacobs’s In Defense of Kant’s Religion: A Comment

Faith and Philosophy 29 (2):163-169 (2012)

Authors
George Di Giovanni
McGill University
Abstract
In this comment on Firestone and Jacobs’s book, In Defense of Kant’s Religion, I take issue with the authors’ strategy in demonstrating that it is possibleto positively incorporate religion and theology into Kant’s critical corpus, and their intention to focus on the coherence of Kant’s theory without necessarily recommending it for Christianity. Regarding, I argue that in pursuing their strategy the authors ignore the fact that Kant has transposed what appear to be traditional religious doctrines to a completely different level of reflection, in effect turning them into imaginary tropes intended to mask otherwise irreducible contradictions in his view of human agency. As for, I claim that the authors’ intention runs the risk of being disingenuous, since Kant presented his religion as the true religion, opposing it to historical Christianity.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy and Religion
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0739-7046
DOI faithphil201229216
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 40,785
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Chris L. Firestone, Nathan Jacobs, In Defense of Kant’s Religion.Robert Gressis - 2009 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 66 (3):167-171.
Review: Firestone, Chris L., and Jacobs, Nathan, In Defense of Kant's Religion[REVIEW]Robert Gressis - 2009 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 66 (3):167-171.
In Defense of Not Defending Kant’s Religion.Gordon E. Michalson - 2012 - Faith and Philosophy 29 (2):181-192.
In Defense of Not Defending Kant’s Religion.Gordon E. Michalson Jr - 2012 - Faith and Philosophy 29 (2):181-192.
Kant on the Christian Religion.Chris L. Firestone & Nathan Jacobs - 2007 - Philosophia Christi 9 (1):63-72.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2012-09-18

Total views
31 ( #262,317 of 2,244,001 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #812,133 of 2,244,001 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature