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dc.contributor.authorFisher, Mark Jr.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:52:57Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:52:57Z
dc.date.issued1997-07-24en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-71397-16133en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/46504
dc.description.abstractKant's Critical Attitude Towards The Only Possible Argument by Mark Fisher Chair: Eric Watkins Philosophy (Abstract) A great deal of attention has been paid to Kant's claim in the Critique of Pure Reason that all theoretical attempts to demonstrate the existence of God must necessarilly end in failure. What has received considerably less attention is the fact that throughout his pre-Critical period, i.e., the period prior to the 1781 publication of the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant develops a unique argument in support of the possibility of such a demonstration. It is obvious that the Critical Kant can no longer maintain the validity of the argument which he presents in The Only Possible Argument in Support of a Demonstration of the Existence of God (1763); however, it is not obvious exactly how Kant proves that this argument cannot succeed. This thesis is concerned with providing an explanation of the change in Kant's view concerning the possibility of providing a theoretical demonstration of the existence of God.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectGoden_US
dc.subjectdemonstrationen_US
dc.subjectnecessityen_US
dc.subjectpossibilityen_US
dc.subjectKanten_US
dc.titleKant's Critical Attitude Towards The Only Possible Argumenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhilosophyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJenkins, Eric J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPitt, Joseph C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAriew, Rogeren_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-71397-16133/en_US
dc.date.sdate1997-07-24en_US
dc.date.rdate1999-01-14
dc.date.adate1998-01-14en_US


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