Kant-Studien 91 (3):329-355 (2000)

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Jacqueline Mariña
Purdue University
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This paper explores Kant's concept of the highest good and the postulate of the existence of God arising from it. Kant has two concepts of the highest good standing in tension with one another, an immanent and a transcendent one. I provide a systematic exposition of the constituents of both variants and show how Kant’s arguments are prone to confusion through a conflation of both concepts. I argue that once these confusions are sorted out Kant’s claim regarding the need to postulate God’s existence from a moral point of view makes much more sense.
Keywords highest good  Kant  God's existence  transcendent  immanent
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DOI 10.1515/kant.2000.91.3.329
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