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Comment on Ethics and Freedom

June 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Comment on Ethics and Freedom
Comments are closed on this post (two week limit for spam prevention), so I will post up Danny’s comment, despite its being somewhat opaque (the result of trying to fathom Kant).
It is supremely difficult to get straight the structure of ‘ethics and psychology’, the reason people get fed up and slide down hill on a greased pig using Nietzschean ‘fuck it, who cares about ethics’.
Here I think the best straight is to follow Kant by the book for a while, and, ignoring the critics, try to get his perspective straight in one’s mind.

dandy said,
June 28, 2009 at 5:23 pm · Does the principle of right in accordance with which we direct our actions also require a matching inner motivation? That is, is it necessary to act rightly from an inner directing force? The answer is yes and no at the same time. From the point of view of RIGHT it is not necessary, the inner motivation does not count as a determinate consequence in the field of right, all that is necessary is that actions does not violate the external right of people. However, from the point of view of VIRTUE it is necessary that each man choose to act rightly from an internal correct disposition, that his motivation to act the way he acts (rightly) comes from proper ground.

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  • 1 dandy // Jun 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    “Here I think the best straight is to follow Kant by the book for a while, and, ignoring the critics, try to get his perspective straight in one’s mind.”

    Yes, you are right!

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