Tag: Immanuel Kant

Blogging through Critique of Pure Reason part 9: Transcendental Doctrine of Method

Series Index Criique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (Hackett edition) Here we are, at the last post of this Kantian read-through.  Our hope is that, if you do set out to read through Critique of Pure Reason some day, or if you know someone who does, you can refer that person to our blog…

Blogging through Critique of Pure Reason part 8: The Ideal of Pure Reason

Series Index Criique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (Hackett edition) Yes, I know.  We’ve now spilled over into the third year of this read-through, and it’s not early in 2017 any more.  Hey, at least some things remained continuous over these last six months, right? No?  Fair enough. At any rate, I’ll offer the…

Blogging through Critique of Pure Reason part 7: Cosmology and its Antinomies

Series Index Criique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (Hackett edition) At this point it might take us longer to write these blog posts than it took Kant to write the Critique. So it goes. If it’s been a while since you read the last post (which is to say, if you’re reading these posts…

Blogging through Critique of Pure Reason part 6: Pure Psychology and Amphiboly

Series Index Whew!  What a semester! As you might have guessed, my crazy teaching overload and Todd’s research responsibilities have pulled us away from Kant for the span of the fall semester, but fear not!  We’re going to attempt a heroic final charge to blog through the second half of the book in the spring…

Blogging through Critique of Pure Reason part 5: Noumena, Phenomena, and Transcendental Dialectic

Series Index About the time Todd’s travel schedule allowed him to dig back into this series, my own summer travels picked up, and you know what that means: we just Kant get these done as quickly as we’d like. Yes, I had to make that joke. As with previous posts, I’ll be using the Penguin…

Blogging through Critique of Pure Reason part 3: Transcendental Synthesis

Series Index Introductions and the Introduction Transcendental Aesthetic and Introduction to Transcendental Logic Transcendental Synthesis When Critique of Pure Reason (hereafter CPR–Todd had a good idea with that one) starts laying out how the mind stand capable, prior to any sensory experience, of having complex thoughts, the job of the Kant-editor gets tricky.  Unlike most…

Blogging Through Critique of Pure Reason, part 2: Transcendental Aesthetic and Introduction to Transcendental Logic

Series Index Introductions and the Introduction Transcendental Aesthetic and Introduction to Transcendental Logic Before I launch into my first contribution to our joint project on Kant, a personal note. I read substantial excerpts of Kant’s first Critique as a freshman at Whitman College in our Core course, Origins of Modernism, so it is good to…

Blogging through Critique of Pure Reason part 1: Introductions and the Introduction

Series Index Introductions and the Introduction Once again a conversation about what we haven’t read has turned into an ambition to read.  Those of you who listen to the Christian Humanist Podcast (and if you don’t you should) heard us say that neither Michial nor I can claim to have read Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #143: Proofs for God

Nathan Gilmour hosts a conversation about the five “proofs of God” from the opening sections of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae. Our discussion ranges over what a proof is for, whether the ontology in the proofs holds up post-Kant, whether reason and revelation can really be friends, and all sorts of groovy philosophical things. Our intro music…

Christian Humanist Profiles 10: Kierkegaard’s Concept of Faith

Ever since the English-speaking world discovered the work of Søren Kierkegaard in the middle part of the last century, he has been an indispensable part of the Western philosophical and theological traditions. He is seen, variously, as a precursor to movements as diverse as existentialism, poststructuralism, evangelicalism, and neo-orthodoxy. Few people make it through higher…

Christian Humanist Profiles, Episode #4: Job Through the Ages

Perhaps no book in the Hebrew Bible is more disturbing, befuddling, and thought-provoking than The Book of Job. Believers and nonbelievers alike have wrestled like the ideas and emotions put forth in this strange text for millennia now—and unsurprisingly, they’ve come to few shared conclusions about it, other than perhaps about its enduring greatness and…

Blogging Through Truth and Method, Post 2: The Subjectivization of Aesthetics (42-81)

In the last few pages of the previous section, Gadamer dismissed the relegation of taste to the realm of aesthetics; in this section, he is going to critique two major schools of aesthetics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and hint at his own vision for the field moving forward. Kantian Aesthetics  Kant’s major aesthetic…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #97: Kubla Khan

General Introduction – We read the poem – Listener feedback – The best listener email ever The Back Story – Laudanum – Seeing images – The disruptive doorbell – The precession of the back story – Writers and drugs The History – The real Kublai Khan – Khan’s pleasure dome – Orientalism – The medieval…