Kant's wager. Kant's strong belief in extra-terrestrial life, the history of this question and its challenge for theology today

  title={Kant's wager. Kant's strong belief in extra-terrestrial life, the history of this question and its challenge for theology today},
  author={Andreas Losch},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  pages={261 - 270}
  • A. Losch
  • Published 16 September 2016
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
Abstract Kant was not the first in whom the ‘starry heavens’ above us inspired awe and wonder. For Kant, who was firmly convinced of the existence of inhabitants of other worlds, these heavens were inhabited. He is certain that ‘If it were possible to settle by any sort of experience whether there are inhabitants of at least some of the planets that we see, I might well bet everything that I have on it. Hence I say that it is not merely an opinion but a strong belief (on the correctness of… Expand
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