The question of the relationship between faith and reason marks one of the fundamental issues for classical German philosophy. The paper is guided by a systematic interest in identifying some common features in the approaches taken by Kant and Hegel that are also of interest for the contemporary discussion: 1. The specific modernity of Kant’s and Hegel’s considerations, evident in their rejection of the resources traditionally appealed to by religion and rationalist metaphysics; 2. the anti-naturalist conviction that, in contrast to animals, a metaphysical dimension is inscribed into the human mind; and 3. the thesis that metaphysical questions are existential questions arising from an impulse toward freedom, and hence that a purely theoretical approach is inadequate to address them.
The thematic focus of this volume concerns a fruitful discussion between Analytic Philosophy and Classical German Philosophy focusing on ideas of Kant and Hegel and its relation to modern systematic philosophy. While the focus articles were handled by the guest editors, the additional articles were managed by the General editors. Among the latter articles, which were accepted on the basis of the regular call, there are discussions of the work of Parmenides, Plato and Thomas Aquinas. The Authors: Marcos G. Breuer, Paul Clavier, Jacopo Domenicucci, Jasper Doomen, Arthur Kok, Franz von Kutschera, Albert Newen, Julian Nida-Rümelin, Manish Oza, Peter Rohs, Birgit Sandkaulen, Federico Sanguinetti, Richard Schantz, Tobias Schlicht, Benjamin Schnieder, Oliver R. Scholz, Ludwig Siep, Achim Stephan, Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer, Patrick Toner