22035499 - 712 THEOLOGICAL STUDIES death, we all experience...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
712 THEOLOGICAL STUDIES death, we all experience it in the same way. JOHN J. PARIS, S.J. Boston College THE SOCIAL AUTHORITY OF REASON: KANT'S CRITIQUE, RADICAL EVIL, AND THE DESTINY OF HUMANKIND. By Philip J. Rossi, S.J. Albany: State University of New York, 2005. Pp. xiii + 204. $55. Readers who stop with Kant's most well-known works on ethics. The Foun- dations of the Metaphysics of Morals and the Critique of Practical Reason, generally conclude that his vision of eth- ics is at once individualistic and optimis- tic. Rossi's study rightly challenges these conclusions. Drawing heavily on Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason and accompanying essays of this late period of Kant's life (notably "Toward Perpetual Peace" and the "Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View"), Rossi shows that Kant has a profoundly social vision and one that, while ultimately hopeful, is deeply chastened by the re- ality of human selfishness. Those who perceive Kant in individu-
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/14/2011 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Emelbekişoğlu during the Fall '11 term at Bilkent University.

Page1 / 2

22035499 - 712 THEOLOGICAL STUDIES death, we all experience...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online