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Hong Kong Baptist University

1992

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Kant's “Appropriation” Of Lampe's God, Stephen R. Palmquist Jan 1992

Kant's “Appropriation” Of Lampe's God, Stephen R. Palmquist

Department of Religion and Philosophy Journal Articles

It would be difficult to find a philosopher who has suffered more injustices at the hands of his commentators (friends and foes alike) than Immanuel Kant. This is particularly true when it comes to the many anecdotes that commentators are, for some reason, quite fond of reciting about Kant. The problem is that such tales are often used surreptitiously to twist Kant's own explicit claims about what he was attempting to accomplish, so that when his writings are read with these stories in mind, misunderstanding is almost inevitable. As an example, it is only necessary to think of the ...