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Святото като априорна категория. Рудолф Ото
The Holy as an A priori Category. Rudolf Otto

Author(s): Miroslav Bachev
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Epistemology, Special Branches of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, German Idealism, Philosophy of Religion, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: religious a priori; Rudolf Otto; Immanuel Kant; sacral; phenomenology

Summary/Abstract: In 1917 in Germany is published the work „Das Heilige“ by the German theologian and philosopher of religion Rudolf Otto. In this work Otto subjected to phenomenological analysis experiences of the sacred – an essentially necessary element in all religions. After this thorough phenomenological analysis, Otto defines the Holy as a pure category a priori, referring to the Kantian epistemology and aesthetics. Defining the Holy as a priori category subsequently provoked theological and philosophical discussion, both in Germany and in other parts of the world, referring the problem about how far the used by Otto term „a priori“ is consistent with the Kantian „a priori“. The main thesis of this article is that transcendental critical method set by Kant through the model a priori – a posteriori, is the basis of the method of philosophy of religion in „Das Heilige“.

  • Issue Year: 24/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 166-179
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian