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Kant on Rational Faith and Hope

Yuen, Michael


This study concerns Kant's account of the nature and norms of Belief (or faith - Glaube) and hope (Hoffnung). It aims to better understand the non-moral aspects of this account by drawing on his account of propositional attitudes. I argue that Kantian Belief is constitutive of, and thus necessary for, pursuing ideal moral and non-moral ends, while hope is psychologically necessary for maintaining our resolve in these pursuits, for most of us, most of the time. My interpretation extracts a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2022
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/0E89-HY08


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