The Logic of Hope: Extensions of Kant's View of Religion by Sidney Axinn

By Sidney Axinn

This e-book is an intensive research of the query posed by way of Kant, For what can a individual rationally hope? It deals an in depth remark on Kant's seminal paintings, Religion in the Limits of cause Alone, in addition to an unique improvement of the good judgment of 3 of Kant's uncomplicated principles: ambivalence, lack of information, and desire. subtle analytic ideas, together with symbolic good judgment, are utilized to this conceptual matrix. the result's a extraordinary case for the transformation of global society right into a nation of Ends of people and a relaxed League of countries.

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N life were ntalimum 5«Ual activity, a college education WOIJJd be a bad choice. n &iving us reason. Kant coneludes that human realiOn is properly intended for a much different objective ilian producing individual happi ness. be function of reason? Kant answefl, "Reason's proper fUllCIion muS! be to produce II will good in-it-self and not good '0 Km/l's ConuptUDl Tools 37 merely as a means" (396), TIle function of reoon is to produec: morality! (e) MOMl wUlU rw[Uiru all iIItOlliotl to QCt purely 0Ul of fnp«r for rM moroIlaw.

We o:an know nothing. "11 remainr. part £rom the receptivity of our senses. IS and nol necessarily shared in by every being tbough.. no doubt, by every human being. J! We are left willi the followina position. Knowledge is the I)'lIlhesis of two streams: ( I ) ilClmlOUS intuitions. CXIcmal stimulation received through our senseI. and (2) forms of the undcrsWldiIl8 (for instance, space and lime, and other" priori patterns). "Neither of these qualities or famlties is preferable to the other. Without sensibility objects would 00\ be given to us, wilhout understanding they would not be thought by us.

50 long as we obstinately penis! al object corresponding 10 the idea, the problem, &I thus viewed. allows of no solution. F. Conclusions This inlrociudion to the theory of knowledge is intended to leave the reader wi lh the following propositions. in addition 10 the above Ihree results of considering tile antinomies: I. Kant takes scicoce 10 be tbe only technique fOf" acquiring knowledge. hoe basis for all decisiollS. 2. The scientific acquisition of knowledge requires that the human mind impo$Ci its forms of thinking on the 5e1l5e intuitinll5 thaI il receiYe$.

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