Kant and the Problem of God
August 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
1. Kant, Modernity and Theism.
2. Kant's Moral Argument: Diminishing the Divine.
3. Autonomy's Autonomy.
4. Reason's Interest.
5. Heaven Comes to Earth: The Ethical Commonwealth.
* Reveals the way in which theism is absorbed by a human frame of reference in Kant's thought.
* Offers fresh perspective on Kant's moral argument for the existence of God and on his theory of autonomy.
“Michalson argues that Kant’s writings on morality and religion increasingly portray the idea of God as adjunct to human morality, and not as something beyond the human. The use of Kant’s work s a foundation for a mediating theology is based, the author shows, on a fundamental misreading of Kant. The Thesis is clearly stated, is strongly supported by documentation and textual interpretation, and its implications for contemporary religious thought are sketched. This is an excellent book.” Wayne Proudfoot, Professor of Religion, Columbia University