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full title  ·  Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

author  ·  Immanuel Kant

philosophical movement  ·  Enlightenment Rationalism

language  ·  German

time and place written  ·  1790s, Koenigsberg, East Prussia

date of first publication  ·  1793

publisher  ·  (Current) Cambridge University Press (1998)

speaker  ·  Immanuel Kant

kant's first professorship  ·  1770 - Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of Koenigsberg

kant's travel phobia  ·  Kant never left Koenigsberg, which is ironic given that many of his writings have been appropriated by social critics and legal theorists who call themselves cosmopolitans. Cosmopolitans of this sort seek to rid the world of the annoyances of small cultural enclaves who want the global community to leave them alone.

impact on philosophical community  ·  It is hard to overstate Kant's influence on contemporary philosophical work in the German, French, and English-speaking world.

most important historical figure influenced by kant  ·  Karl Marx

other notable works  ·  The Critique of Pure Reason, The Critique of Practical Reason, The Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, and The Metaphysics of Morals

thematically similar works by kant  ·  The Metaphysics of Morals, The Critique of Pure Reason

some of the most frequently cited contemporary philosophers and experts on kant  ·  Michael Freidman (Stanford University), Henry Allison (University of California, San Diego), Robert Pippin (University of Chicago), Paul Guyer (University of Pennsylvania), Allen Wood (Stanford University), Christine Korsgaard (Harvard University).

most frequently studied kantian text  ·  The Critique of Pure Reason

most important german philosophical rival to kant  ·  G.W.F. Hegel

most well-known contemporary philosophical rival to kant  ·  Richard Rorty (Stanford University)

most systematic presentation of kant's ethical thought  ·  Kant's Ethical Thought, by Allen Wood (Stanford University)

other important german philosophers  ·  Hegel, Heidegger, Schiller, Schopenhauer

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