Sincerity and Kant’s Inner Religion

From Immanuel Kant, Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone (trs. Greene & Hudson), p. 178, n. 2: O sincerity! Thou Astraea, that hast fled from earth to heaven, how mayst thou (the basis of conscience, and hence of all inner religion) be drawn down thence to us again? I can admit, though it is …

Knitting Society Together: Sentimentalism and the Sublime

One of the more common problems of modernity is the realization that man’s harmony with nature is out of joint. All the giants take up the problem that morality can no longer be grounded in the senses, the aesthetic, or in the imaginary: Kant, Hegel, Althusser, Lacan and others. But it was the Sentimentalists who …