Religious Studies:1-15 (2017)

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Stewart Clem
Aquinas Institute of Theology
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In this article, I argue that Immanuel Kant fails to provide a satisfactory account of ‘moral debt’ in Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason. More precisely, he fails to answer the question of why we should assume that a debt exists in the first place. In light of recent scholarship on this area of his thought, I sketch some possible readings of Kant on the nature of moral transformation that suggest how he might account for this debt. I then argue that these accounts fail to justify its existence within Kant's project.
Keywords Kant  Atonement  Radical Evil  Sin
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412516000408
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