gwapa asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 7 years ago

What does Immanuel Kant have to say about God's existence?

What does Immanuel Kant have to say about God's existence?

And what are people's arguments against his take?

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  • 7 years ago
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    God cannot be proved by any argument. "Despite this denial of the adequacy of such theoretical proofs, Kant nonetheless takes the ideas of God, the soul, and the world to have a valid philosophical use as “regulative,” i.e., for guiding the direction of inquiry to be all the more encompassing in scope." http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant-religion/#3

    He therefore concluded that we must 'act as if' God exists. The purpose of his arguments against proofs "was to demonstrate that “this ideal . . .being, hitherto called God, is a mere fiction.” http://hkbu.academia.edu/StephenPalmquist/Papers/1...

  • 7 years ago

    he says that gods existence cannot be proven. do the rest of your homework yourself.

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