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Friday, June 11, 2010

Philosophia Christi: Kant on the Resurrection of the Body

In the Summer 2010 issue of Philosophia Christi, Aaron Bunch, professor of philosophy at Washington State University, has an intriguing article, titled, "The Resurrection of the Body as a 'Practical Postulate': Why Kant is Committed to Belief in an Embodied Afterlife."

Abstract: I argue that Kant’s own views—his commitment to happiness as part of a transcendent highest good, his view of the afterlife as a place of moral striving, and his conception of the “absolute unity” of rational and animal natures in a human person—commit him to belief in an embodied afterlife. This belief is just as necessary for conceiving the possibility of the highest good as the beliefs in personal immortality, freedom, and God’s existence, and thus it too is a “practical postulate” in Kant’s sense.
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