Images of History (Innbundet)

Kant, Benjamin, Freedom, and the Human Subject

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 256
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780190605322
Kategori: Religion, historie og filosofi
Omtale: Images of History
Developing work in the theories of action and explanation, Eldridge argues that moral and political philosophers require accounts of what is historically possible, while historians require rough philosophical understandings of ideals that merit reasonable endorsement. Both Immanuel Kant and Walter Benjamin recognize this fact. Each sees a special place for religious consciousness and critical practice in the articulation and revision of ideals that are to have cultural effect, but they differ sharply in the forms of religious-philosophical understanding, cultural criticism, and political practice that they favor. Kant defends a liberal, reformist, Protestant stance, emphasizing the importance of liberty, individual rights, and democratic institutions. His fullest picture of movement toward a moral culture appears in Religion within the Bounds of Mere Reason, where he describes conjecturally the emergence of an ethical commonwealth. Benjamin defends a politics of improvisatory alertne

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