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Freedom and Religion in Kant and His Immediate Successors The Vocation of Humankind, 1774-1800

ISBN-10: 0521844517

ISBN-13: 9780521844512

Edition: 2005

Authors: George Di Giovanni

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The theologians of the late German Enlightenment saw in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason a new rational defence of their Christian faith. In fact, Kant's critical theory of meaning and moral law totally subverted the spirit of that faith. This challenging new study examines the contribution made by the Critique of Pure Reason to this change of meaning. George di Giovanni stresses the revolutionary character of Kant's critical thought but also reveals how this thought was being held hostage to unwarranted metaphysical assumptions that caused much confusion and rendered the First Critique vulnerable to being reabsorbed into modes of thought typical of Enlightenment popular philosophy. Amongst the striking features of this book are nuanced interpretations of Jacobi and Reinhold, a lucid exposition of Fichte's early thought, and a rare, detailed account of Enlightenment popular philosophy.
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Book details

List price: $124.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/7/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 390
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

George Di Giovanni is Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, Montr�al. His previous publications include Freedom and Religion in Kant and his Immediate Successors: The Vocation of Humankind, 1774-1800 (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Between Kant and Hegel: Texts in the Development of Post-Kantian Idealism (2000) and The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant, Vol .VI. Religion and Rational Theology (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction: The Vocation of Humankind, 1774
The Theme
The System
The Presence of Jacobi
Polemical Notes
The Issue of Religion
Mapping out the Story
The Taming of Kant: Popular Philosophy
The Brilliant Immodesty of Kant
Popular Philosophy
Popular Philosophy and the Critique of Reason
The Culture of Feeling
The Return to Leibniz
Leibniz versus Kant?
The Intractable Kant: Schultz, Jacobi, Reinhold
The Canonical Interpretation
Jacobi's Realism
Reinhold's Pastiche
The Specter of Naturalism
Of Human Freedom and Necessity
The Classical Heritage
Reinhold versus Schmid
Rehberg and Kant
Jacobi on Spinozism and Human Freedom
Jacobi, Rehberg, and Reinhold versus Kant
Kant's Moral System
The Dogmatism of the Critique of Reason
The Gospel According to Kant
Kant's Way
The Difference That Fichte Made
The Debate on Freedom, Continued
The Gospel According to Fichte
Reinhold on Fichte and Kant
The Scandal That Fichte Was
The Parting of the Ways
Anno Domini 1799
Reinhold Converts Again
Jacobi's Cri de Coeur
Kant's Anathema
The Vocation of Humankind Revisited, 1800: Conclusion
New Book, Old Themes
The Critics, Old and New
Back to the Beginning
Notes
Bibliography
Index