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Kant’s Philosophy of Religion

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[Revised entry by Lawrence Pasternack and Courtney Fugate on February 6, 2020. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Kant has long been seen as hostile to religion. Many of his contemporaries, ranging from his students to the Prussian authorities, saw his Critical project as inimical to traditional Christianity. The impression of Kant as a fundamentally secular philosopher became even more deeply entrenched through the twentieth century, though this is belied by a closer inspection of his writings both before and after the publication of his Critique of Pure Reason (1781), i.e., what are commonly referred to as his "pre-Critical" and...

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