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  • Author:
    Stewart Clem
    Advisory Committee:
    Celia Deane-Drummond, John O'Callaghan, Gerald McKenny, Jean Porter
    Degree Area:
    Theology
    Degree:
    PhD
    Defense Date:
    2018-11-13
  • Author(s):
    Stewart Clem
    Abstract:

    In this article, I argue that Immanuel Kant fails to provide a satisfactory account of ‘moral debt’ in Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason. More precisely, he fails to answer the question of why we should assume that a debt exists in the first place. In light of recent scholarship on this area of his thought, I sketch some possible readings of Kant on the nature of moral transformation that suggest how he might account for this debt. I then argue that these accounts fail to justify …

    Date Published:
    2018-03