Immanuel consequences that that flow from having assumed the

Immanuel Kant: “Proving the Existence of God by the Way of
Morality”

 

I.              
THESIS: whether God exists or not he does not
prove it

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II.             
UNKNOWN: unsettling knowledge of man with
himself

a.    
Not a human being

                                              
i.     Referred
to as God

1.    
A named we assigned to it

a.    
Not a aname but a concept

b.    
His essential involvit existentiam

2.    
Unless it remains a limiting conception

a.    
The Unknown is a condition of dispersion (diaspora)

b.    
Collides with reason

                                              
i.     Paradoxical
passion

                                            
ii.     The
Reason cannot negate itself absolutely

c.    
By saying this does not exist because this
involves a relationship

d.    
The limit to which reason repeatedly comes

                                              
i.     The
different

1.    
No mark by which it could be distinguished

III.           
EXISTENCE OF GOD: real or not?

a.    
YES

                                              
i.     Proving
would allow God to suggest itself with Reason

1.    
There are consequences that that flow from
having assumed the object in question exists

                                            
ii.     It
would be impossible if he did not exist

                                           
iii.     Reason
from existence, not to existence

1.    
Move in the sphere palpable sensible fact or in
the realm of thought

a.    
Example: can’t prove a stone exists but
something in existence is a stone

2.    
Understanding

a.    
Example: proving Napoleon’s existence from his
deeds

                                           
iv.     Accessorium
or the eternal prius

                                             
v.     Consideration

1.    
No such reason or haste in those who concern
themselves for something

a.    
Some circumstances may need haste

b.    
NO

                                              
i.     God
would be impossible to prove if it does not exist

1.    
It is a difficult matter to prove that anything
exists

a.    
Because fame scarcely awaits those who concern
themselves with it

2.    
The thing in question may be may be non-existent
unless the proof is finished

a.    
Does not immediately reveal itself

3.    
Where are the works of God?

a.    
Only God can prove it

b.    
We confronted with the temptations to doubt

4.    
How does God’s existence emerge from proof?

                                            
ii.     A
project of this kind could have arise from the ancients

1.    
God has nothing to do with beginning

c.    
Presupposition: never doubtful

                                              
i.     He
always presupposes God’s existence

1.    
Seeks to interpenetrate nature with the ideal of
purpose

d.    
Leap: being engaged in proving it but then
letting it go when the existence is

there