Kant and the Meaning of Religion

2015.03.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Terry F. Godlove, Kant and the Meaning of Religion, Columbia University Press, 2014, 245pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN
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2015.03.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Terry F. Godlove, Kant and the Meaning of Religion, Columbia University Press, 2014, 245pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780231170338. Reviewed by Anthony N. Perovich, Hope College Terry F. Godlove aims to exhibit the relevance of Kant to religion -- not, however, by considering the approach adopted in Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason, but rather by turning to the Critique of Pure Reason, and even there concerning ourselves not so much with what it has to say about God and the soul as with its "basic purport" (2). The basic purport of the First Critique is found in its theory of knowledge, and above all in what Godlove presents as Kant's theory of concepts and, to a more limited extent, his non-conceptualism. Bringing these ideas to bear on religious issues yields a "humanizing" effect, making the study of religion very much an investigation of ourselves. The book contains six chapters,... . . .

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