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Fallen Freedom : Kant on Radical Evil and Moral Regeneration - Gordon E. Michalson, Jr.

Fallen Freedom

Kant on Radical Evil and Moral Regeneration

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1990
ISBN: 9780521383974
Number Of Pages: 188

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This work offers a clear exposition of evil and moral regeneration as they appear in Kant's late work Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone. Michalson examines a doctrine of "radical evil" which he sees as strongly resembling the Christian doctrine of original sin. In the author's view, Kant compromises his position as a result of this throwback to the Christian tradition, which is at odds with some of the basic tenets of the Enlightenment. Kant is thus seen to be deeply ambivalent in the philosophy he puts forward when he talks about divine action, on the one hand, and human autonomy, on the other.

Preface
Introduction
Radical Evil
Ivan and Kant
Kant's definition of moral evil
'This evil is radical ...'
Moral Regeneration
A 'change of heart'
Moral regeneration, human autonomy, and divine aid
Autonomy and atonement
Autonomy and transcendence
Notes
Select bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521383974
ISBN-10: 0521383978
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 30th November 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45