Friday, 22 April 2011
Kant's Birthday: General Celebrations!
Oddly enough, Kant's birthday falls this year on the same day as the Christian celebration of Good Friday, the day on which, supposedly, Christ was crucified. Since this conjunction is suggestive, it's a good day to recommend reading Kant's major work on religion, Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone, which, along with Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus, helped to pave the way for modernist interpretations of Scripture and the undermining of literalist approaches. In commemoration clearly of Kant's birthday, celebrations have been carried on today around the world!