Noble in Reason, Infinite in Faculty: Themes and Variations in Kant's Moral and Religious Philosophy

Noble in Reason, Infinite in Faculty: Themes and Variations in Kant's Moral and Religious Philosophy

by A.W. Moore, Moore a. W.
     
 

ISBN-10: 041520822X

ISBN-13: 9780415208222

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Is it possible for ethical thinking to be grounded in pure reason? In this bold and innovative new work, Adrian Moore provides a refreshing and challenging look at Kant's moral and religious philosophy and uses it to arrive at a distinctive way of understanding and answering this question.

Noble in Reason, Infinite in Faculty identifies three Kantain

Overview

Is it possible for ethical thinking to be grounded in pure reason? In this bold and innovative new work, Adrian Moore provides a refreshing and challenging look at Kant's moral and religious philosophy and uses it to arrive at a distinctive way of understanding and answering this question.

Noble in Reason, Infinite in Faculty identifies three Kantain Themes - morality, freedom and religion - and presents variations on each of these themes in turn. Moore concedes that there are difficulties with the Kantian view that morality can be governed by 'pure' reason, but defends a closely related view involving a notion of reason as socially and culturally conditioned. In the course of doing this, Moore considers in detail ideas at the heart of Kant's thought, such as the categorical imperative, free will, evil, hope, eternal life, and God. He also makes creative use of ideas in contemporary philosophy, both within the analytic tradition and outside it, such as 'thick' ethical concepts, forms of life, and 'becoming those that we are'. Throughout the book, a guiding precept is that to be rational is to make sense, and that nothing is of greater value to us than making sense.

Noble in Reason, Infinite in Faculty is essential reading for all those interested in Kant, ethics, and philosophy of religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415208222
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
International Library of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

DT Introduction
DT First theme: morality
DT First set of variations
DT Second theme: freedom
DT Second set of variations
DT Third theme: religion
DT Third set of variations

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