Can Kant’s argument for the universal propensity to evil be re-interpreted as a statement about the impossibility of altruism, as opposed to a repackaged version of Christian original sin? ; A Kantian defense against the hostile response of Enlightenment thinkers

Solipsistic Soliloquies 2015-04-07

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In the first part of Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason, Kant’s thesis on radical evil claimed that “every human being, even the best”[1] has a moral propensity to evil. The coherence of Kant’s pessimistic portrayal of humanity has often been called into question. Henry E. Allison, in his paper On the Very Idea […]

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ethics evil kant kantian ethics philosophy radical evil radical evil thesis religion within boundaries of mere reason theology universal law

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Date tagged:

04/07/2015, 03:44

Date published:

02/04/2015, 08:55