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Pre- and post-Kantian Lutheran "Law"

Here’s something interesting on how, in my opinion, both the content and function of Law in Lutheran theology changed after the Enlightenment. The way in which contemporary Lutherans following chiefly German, post-Enlightenment Lutheran thinkers consider the Law is… 311 more words

Law

Quote of the day, Oct. 9

Immanuel Kant, on knowledge

“All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.”

International

The Message in Itself

I’m beginning to think that left wing politics is the object of a higher grasp, so to speak, or at least that this is how it must appear to its critics. 1,042 more words

Politics

What Constitutes Moral Worth?

I recently finished reading through Kant’s Fundamental Principles for the Metaphysics of Morals. It’s free on iBooks, and elsewhere online, so I highly recommend it. I thought it was fantastic, and it sparked so much intriguing thought and discussion with my colleagues. 1,095 more words

Philosophy

One More Time

I shall once again refer to Lionel Trilling’s excellent novel The Middle of the Journey because it raises a fascinating question, one that so many of us have forgotten to think about. 775 more words

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Discipline

“Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild.” Immanuel Kant

Fitness