The book's title is based on a metaphor Kant introduces in the Prefaces and uses throughout the book, whereby rational religion is depicted as a naked ("bare") body while historical religions are regarded as "clothing" that are not appropriate "vehicles" for conveying religious truths to the populace. Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason (German: Die Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der bloßen Vernunft) is a 1793 book by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant. 0000013965 00000 n �����j��$t} 0000000016 00000 n This volume presents it and three short essays that illuminate it in new translations by Allen Wood and George di Giovanni, with an introduction by Robert Merrihew Adams that locates it in its historical and philosophical context. Immanuel Kant’s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is one of the great modern examinations of religion’s meaning, function, and impact on human affairs. Such It includes sharply critical and boldly constructive discussions on…, '… provocative and insightful … a new, comprehensive interpretation of Kant’s difficult book. In Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason, Kant encourages us to use this powerful tool wisely, for doing so is the only way to commit ourselves firmly to an enlightened, moral religion. Although its purpose and original intent has become a matter of some dispute, the book's immense and lasting influence on the history of theology and the philosophy of religionis indisputable. He strongly criticises ritual, superstition and a churc… Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason (German: Die Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der bloßen Vernunft) is a 1793 book by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant. 99 0 obj <> endobj 0 0000033979 00000 n 0000005361 00000 n The First Piece originally appeared as a Berlinische Monatsschrift article (April 1792). 0000051686 00000 n Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason. 130 0 obj<>stream x�b```f``�a`e``�� �� @1v�L ��K�.�Ld`e� ��G�8a� 0000014001 00000 n Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a key element of the system of philosophy which Kant introduced with his Critique of Pure Reason, and a work of major importance in the history of Western religious thought. It consists of four parts, called "Pieces" (Stücke), originally written as a series of four journal articles. Previous section General Summary Next section Part One (Sections 1–2) It consists of four parts, called "Pieces" (Stücke), originally written as a series of four journal articles. The most recent translation solves this problem by using the English "bare", which also has both meanings. 0000007186 00000 n students that support enhanced teaching and learning outcomes. 0000001831 00000 n alternative form to support instructors working on course material. 0000002452 00000 n It includes sharply critical and boldly constructive discussions on topics not often treated by philosophers, including such traditional theological concepts as original sin and the salvation or 'justification' of a sinner, and the idea of the proper role of a church. 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The earliest translation treats this metaphor too literally: using "naked" ignores the fact that Kant's "bloßen" can also mean "mere". 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Kant then arranged to have all four pieces published as a book, routing it through the philosophy department at University of Jena to avoid the need for theological censorship. trailer 0000001638 00000 n These resources are supplementary materials for instructors and/or 0000004643 00000 n 0000005307 00000 n 0000033731 00000 n 0000011316 00000 n On the miscarriage of all philosophical trials in theodicy, Religion within the boundaries of mere reason, Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy, Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy, https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511809637.001, https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511809637.002, https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511809637.003, https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511809637.004, https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511809637.005, https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511809637.006, https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511809637.007, https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511809637.008, https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511809637.009, https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511809637.010, For research journals and books visit Cambridge Core, Work of major importance for Kant studies and the history of Western religious thought, Useful notes, chronology and guide to further reading. 0000002178 00000 n %PDF-1.3 %���� %%EOF Abbott, translation of the First Piece only, on pp.323-360 of, This page was last edited on 27 June 2020, at 12:16.