Search. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2020. xxiii + 149 pp. Kant's sustained reflections on God have received considerable scholarly attention over the years and rightly so. The book explores several ways in which this problem comes to light in Kant's philosophy, including an extended examination of Kant's own moral proof for the existence of God. “Michalson argues that Kant’s writings on morality and religion increasingly portray the idea of God as adjunct to human morality, and not as something beyond the human. Kant and the Problem of God book. If such a being exists, then the existence of evil becomes a moral mystery. The 'problem of God' in Kant turns out to be the problem of retaining authentic references to God in light of the 'self-inventing' character of Kant's theory of human freedom. The book explores several ways in which this problem comes to light in Kant's philosophy, including an extended examination of Kant's own moral proof for the existence of God.… 2 Later in life, however, he became more pessimistic about the prospects of explaining how God and evil might coexist. Kant and the Problem of God Gordon E. Michalson. The book explores several ways in which this problem comes to light in Kant's philosophy, including an extended examination of Kant's own moral proof of the existence of God. If so, then all the arguments of Aristotle or St. Thomas that turn on the denial of an infinite series, whether of movers or causes, lose their force. The Philosophy of Kant: Immanuel Kant… Immanuel Kant, Hume’s fork, and David Hume. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Please try again. The book explores several ways in which this problem comes to light in Kant's philosophy, including an extended examination of Kant's own moral proof of the existence of God. Michalson locates major themes in Kant's philosophy that are more continuous with nineteenth-century atheism than with constructive theology. The impression through the twentieth century of Kant as afundamentally secular philosopher was due in part to variousinterpretative conventions (such as Strawson’s “principleof significance” – Strawson 1966, 16) whereby themeaningfulness and/or thinkability of the supersensible is denied, aswell as through an artifact of how Kant’s philosophy religion isintroduced to most, namely through the widespread anthologization ofhis objections to the traditional proofs for God’sexistence. (a) Act in such a way that the maxim of your action could be willed as a universal law. In his early work Kant maintained that the problem of evil can be solved by virtue of the fact that all apparent evils contribute to the greater good of the whole. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Kant and Theodicy: A Search for an Answer to the Problem of Evil. This radical new reading of Kant's religious thought suggests that he is in fact more accurately read as a precursor to nineteenth-century atheism than to liberal Protestant theology. [Gordon Elliott Michalson] Home. Kant believed that “the moral law”—the categorical imperative and everything it implies—was something that could only be discovered through reason. The most important doctrine concerning this subject is not contained in the Critique of Pure Reason, but in the Critique of Practical Reason and in Kant's later works. [REVIEW] Georg Geismann - 2003 - Kant-Studien 94 (4):529-533. Something went wrong. He believed that man is a fallen … Kant and the Problem of God, Paperback by Michalson, Gordon E., ISBN 0631212205, ISBN-13 9780631212201, Brand New, Free shipping in the US Immanuel Kant is often referred to as the 'philosopher of Protestantism' because he provides a model for mediating successfully between a modern scientific world view and theism. You may be charged a restocking fee up to 50% of item's price for used or damaged returns and up to 100% for materially different item. The book will be of interest to students and scholars in philosophy, religious studies and theology with an interest in Kant, the development of modern theology or the debate over 'modernity' and its proper definition.