Philosophy of religion after Kant and Kierkegaard

Stephen Richard Palmquist

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    Abstract

    At first sight the scope of this conference’s sixth and final topic seems clear enough: it calls for an examination of major developments in the philosophy of religion during the 150–200 years since Kant and Kierkegaard. Two ambiguities, however, must be clarified before the topic’s scope can be properly determined. The first ambiguity concerns the role of the word ‘after’ in the title. For this little word conveys an interesting dual meaning: ‘after’ can mean either ‘along the lines of (as in ‘Kant takes after his mother’) or ‘subsequent to’ (as in ‘Kierkegaard was born after Kant died’). For reasons that will become apparent as we proceed, I shall take the word to have both meanings, dealing specifically with the implications of the former in section 2 and with those of the latter in section 3.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationKant and Kierkegaard on Religion
    EditorsD. Z. Phillips, Timothy Tessin
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Chapter11
    Pages245-262
    Number of pages18
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9781349629060
    ISBN (Print)9781349629084, 9780312232344
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

    Publication series

    NameClaremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Religious Experience
    • Critical Philosophy
    • Epistemological Status
    • Religious Symbolism
    • Divine Command

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