Twelve basic theological concepts in kant and the compound Yijing

Stephen R. Palmquist*

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This article concludes a six-part series correlating Immanuel Kant's architectonic with a special, “compound” arrangement of the Yijing's 64 hexagrams (gua) that incorporates the logical form of Kant's table of categories. After summarizing the previous essays, I relate 12 gua to Kant's views on the theology faculty: (1) rational theology distinguishes four ways of conceiving God, corresponding to gua 30, 62, 56, and 55; (2) Kant's four basic requirements for a “true church” correlate with gua 13, 31, 33, and 49; and (3) Kant's distinction between four practical (moral) attributes of God's nature corresponds to gua 14, 32, 34, and 50.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-122
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Chinese Philosophy
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

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