Kant and the Creation of Freedom Paperback

A Theological Problem

by Christopher J. Insole;


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Kant and the Creation of Freedom

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Kant actively struggles with the problem of how to conceive of God's creative action in relation to human freedom. He comes to the view that human freedom can only be protected if God withdraws in certain ways from the created world. The two pillars of Kant's mature philosophy - transcendental idealism and freedom - are in part shaped and motivated by Kant's need to provide a solution to his theological problem. The medieval and early modern theological tradition conceives of divine action as unlike the action of any created being. When the creature acts, God directly causes this action, but without reducing the creature's freedom. Kant explicitly discusses and rejects this account of divine and human concursus. This rejection has significant and surprising ramifications for Kant's wider philosophy, explaining otherwise incomprehensible claims in his critical philosophy. Christopher J. Insole presents a definitive study in the history of ideas, engaging with a wide range of Kant's texts from 1749 until the early 1800s. Many of these texts have received little or no attention in Kant studies to date.
Insole places Kant's thought in relation to numerous historical and traditional positions and illuminates these positions by a close engagement with recent debates in analytical philosophy and systematic theology. Kant is unrelentingly honest when grappling with the difficulty of relating divine and human freedom. This study, of Kant's theological struggle and legacy, goes to the heart of the problem in the modern reception of what the Christian tradition has affirmed about human freedom. As such, the book throws light on one of the defining fault-lines in modern theology and philosophy.

Kant and the Creation of Freedom by Christopher J. Insole was published by Oxford University Press in December 2015. The ISBN for Kant and the Creation of Freedom is 9780198755197.

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Page last updated 7th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOxford University Press (December 2015)
Weight430g
Number of Pages288
Thickness15 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780198755197
ISBN-100198755198
Product Code4338996
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