Kant's philosophy of religion

Course Information
TitleΗ φιλοσοφία της θρησκείας του Immanuel Kant / Kant's philosophy of religion
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorEleni Kalokairinou
Course ID600018157

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 56
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6
PhilosophyElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6
PedagogicElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
*To conceive the most important key - notions of philosophy or religion. * To learn to distinguish the different concepts of philosophy of religion, the one from the other. * To learn how to think by virtue of the theological terms. * To learn how to analyze the theological concepts. * To learn how to formulate syllogisms in theological - ontological terms and reach correct and acceptable conclusions.
General Competences
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this series of lectures we examine the assumptions that Kant puts forward in his book, Lectures for a philosophical teaching of religion, in order to prepare the ground for moving from a natural theology to a religion of reason. this transition had been prepared in his three Critiques, especially in his Critique of Practical Reason. In these lectures we will investigate the criticism that Kant addresses against the traditional arguments for the proof of the existence of God, and by and large the traditional metaphysics, and we will analyze the kind of critical metaphysics he proposes in virtue of which he can argue for "a religion within the boundaries of reason alone".
Ontotheology, cosmotheology, physiotheology, moral theology, Immanuel Kant.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ιμμάνουελ Καντ, Παραδόσεις για μια φιλοσοφική διδασκαλία της θρησκείας, μτφρ. Γιάννης Πεδιώτης, Ηριδανός, Αθήνα 2018.
Additional bibliography for study
Vorlesungen uber die philosophische Religionslehre, ed. Karl Heinrich Ludwig Politz, Lipsig 1830.
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