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Keith Ward on Kant's Triumph of Idealism

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Mike R
Posted: 12.19.10, 04:00 PM
Ward brings clarity. Bravo. Kant asserted the remedy for the confidence as obligatory ground by the essential feature of the God’s existence: “It is a priori morally necessary to produce the Good Sovereign by freedom of the will, it ought to be then condition for the possibility of the Good Sovereign founded, itself also, exclusively on the a priori fundaments of knowledge.”
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Posted: 04.28.10, 09:02 AM
Well, a British contact recommend me this video, it is indeed helpful! I come from China, I only covered 1/2 of the first critique, it is very difficult for me
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kikl
Posted: 09.27.09, 03:09 AM
Well, it's a very nice presentation of Kantian thoughts. His misrepresents Kant's rejection of the ontological argument. The concept of a circle is not affected by whether circles exist or not. The concept of dragons is not affected by whether dragons exist or not. The concept of god has no implications on whether god exists or not. The concept of perfection does not change or is not affected by whether perfection exists or not... Therefore, existence does not characterize any concepts. It is not a predicate of a concept. If you use existence as a predicate in a logical argument, then you are committing a serious mistake.
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Aqbal Singh
Posted: 11.09.08, 08:12 AM
Keith Ward concludes his very helpful communication of Kant's vision in these stirring words: "Moral commitment governs how you think of reality; upon the moral belief that the good exists and must be pursued and it will triumph and goodness rules the world – these practical commitments lead to metaphysical beliefs; practice controls theory. Much modern history depends on this Kantian move". The "Copernican Revolution" that Kant initiated (or boosted) unfettered us from imagined powers and beings, presumed to be real and "objective", that controlled our minds and spirits and we could not participate or dialogue with this universe which we experience and think about. To paraphrase Freud: Kant took us to the place where we can aspire to say, "where IT is I shall be". Thank you Keith Ward for re-presenting Kant in your gentle but so intelligible way!
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Roland(Roly)Powell
Posted: 07.04.08, 08:44 PM
A good explanation of Kant which is relevant to todays debate between creation and evolution. Equally useful in the struggle between faiths and secular.
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