FROM EPISTEMOLOGY TO ETHICS: Theoretical and Practical Reason in Kant and Douglass

@article{Golden2012FROMET,
  title={FROM EPISTEMOLOGY TO ETHICS: Theoretical and Practical Reason in Kant and Douglass},
  author={Tim Golden},
  journal={Journal of Religious Ethics},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={603-628}
}
  • Tim Golden
  • Published 1 December 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Religious Ethics
The aim of this essay is to provide a philosophical discussion of Frederick Douglass's thought in relation to Christianity. I expand upon the work of Bill E. Lawson and Frank M. Kirkland—who both argue that there are Kantian features present in Douglass as it relates to his conception of the individual—by arguing that there are similarities between Douglass and Kant not only concerning the relationship between morality and Christianity, but also concerning the nature of the soul. Specifically… Expand
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