Faith without hope is dead: moral arguments and the theological virtues

Religious Studies 58 (1):96-112 (2022)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

It is well-known that Kant defends a conception of God and the final end of our moral striving, called the highest good. In this article, I outline Kant's argument for why we ought to have faith in God and hope for the highest good, and argue that the Kantian argument can be extended in such a way as to show the unity of the theological virtues. This feature of the Kantian account can then have ramifications in further questions regarding the relationship of faith and moral action.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,923

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

A Unified Theory of Virtue and Obligation.Arthur J. Dyck - 1973 - Journal of Religious Ethics 1:37-52.
The Christian idea of man.Josef Pieper - 2011 - South Bend, Ind.: St. Augustine's Press.
Sport for the Sake of the Soul.Michael W. Austin - 2018 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 12 (1):20-29.
Faith and Humility: Conflict or Concord?Daniel Howard-Snyder & Daniel J. McKaughan - 2021 - In Mark Alfano, Michael Patrick Lynch & Alessandra Tanesini (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Humility. New York, NY: Routledge. pp. 212-224.
For What May I Hope? Thinking with Kant and Kierkegaard.Eugene Joseph Fendt - 1987 - Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin

Analytics

Added to PP
2020-07-29

Downloads
54 (#302,895)

6 months
17 (#161,721)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Rory Lawrence Phillips
University College London

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Critique of Pure Reason.I. Kant - 1787/1998 - Philosophy 59 (230):555-557.
Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals.Immanuel Kant - 1785/2002 - In Practical Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 37-108.
Action, Emotion and Will.Anthony Kenny - 1963 - Philosophy 39 (149):277-278.
The Shmagency Question.Matthew Silverstein - 2015 - Philosophical Studies 172 (5):1127-1142.
Immoral realism.Max Khan Hayward - 2019 - Philosophical Studies 176 (4):897-914.

View all 19 references / Add more references