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Comprehensive Commentary on Kant's Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason

Author: Stephen R. Palmquist
eISBN: 9781118619209
Print publication date: 2016

Subject Philosophy » Philosophy of Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781118619209.2016.x

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Comprehensive Commentary on Kant's Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason

Stephen Palmquist's Comprehensive Commentary provides the first definitive explication of Kant's Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason. The volume includes the full text of Kant's original work in a revised version of Pluhar's translation divided into short quotations. Palmquist offers editorial commentary on each segment, as well as detailed notes tracing other important issues including problems of translation, Kant's sources, and key arguments in the recent secondary literature.

The Commentary reflects contemporary currents in Kant scholarship and takes Kant seriously as a theorist on religion, rather than merely a philosopher who discusses religion as an appendix to his ethics. Palmquist's distinctive interpretation provides detailed evidence that Kant's approach is not reductionist; a balanced focus on both of Kant's two so-called ‘experiments’; and an appreciation for and acknowledgement of the deep respect Kant had for the Christian tradition, despite his criticisms. In doing so, Palmquist provides Kant students and scholars with an essential reference, demonstrating that Kant's arguments in Religion are not only cogent, but have clear and profound practical applications to the way religion is actually practiced in the world today.

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Palmquist, Stephen R. Comprehensive Commentary on Kant's Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason. Blackwell Publishing, 2016. Blackwell Reference Online. 27 April 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781118619209_9781118619209>

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