Fallen Freedom: Kant on Radical Evil and Moral Regeneration

Cambridge University Press (1990)
This work offers a clear exposition of evil and moral regeneration as they appear in Kant's late work Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone. Michalson examines a doctrine of "radical evil" which he sees as strongly resembling the Christian doctrine of original sin. In the author's view, Kant compromises his position as a result of this throwback to the Christian tradition, which is at odds with some of the basic tenets of the Enlightenment. Kant is thus seen to be deeply ambivalent in the philosophy he puts forward when he talks about divine action, on the one hand, and human autonomy, on the other.
Keywords Good and evil  Philosophy and religion  Regeneration (Theology)
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Call number B2794.R453 1990
ISBN(s) 0521383978   9780521383974  
DOI 10.1017/S0034412500021272
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