Kant on God

Discusses the moral idea in Immanuel Kant’s Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone.

Immanuel Kant, in his Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone, observes that we create a God for ourselves. This essay will argue that, in this passage as in Religion as a whole, Kant is attempting to find a justification for religious thought and moral behaviour, not in revelation, but in reason. Reinforced by reason, a universal human morality may therefore be agreed upon which is not bound by the limits of culture or individual religious theology.