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date: 20 February 2020

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For the Kantian philosophy inherited by the analytic philosophy of religion, God's transcendence confirms the utter heterogeneity of the infinite and the finite. The transcendent cannot be modelled on or otherwise understood in the terms appropriate to the finite realm, on pain of incoherence; it can do no more than provide an underpinning for the rational animal's moral sense of itself, and even then only in so far as that animal's rationality licenses it to do so. One way of understanding the significance of some of the most influential figures in the French and German post-Kantian philosophical traditions is to interpret them as finding that Christianity's conception of these matters may contain more philosophical insight than Kant's.

Keywords: analytic philosophy, religion, transcendence, incoherence, post-Kantian philosophical traditions

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