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Pride In One’s Self-Extension

Many parents would never dream of saying to their child, “I respect you” or “I admire you”. Even if the child’s deeds and accomplishments in the world far exceed their own, they remain locked in the notion that respect and admiration must always flow from the junior to the senior and not contrariwise. They cannot […]

Posted on January 15, 2010 at 11:52 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sorry, Ma, You’re Not Moral

Immanuel Kant taught that an action is only a moral action if it goes counter to our inclinations. I assume he is saying, not that it is a bad action, but merely that it does not fall into the category of moral actions, those that are performed because they are right. Funnily enough, in Matthew […]

Posted on February 21, 2016 at 09:53 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sorry, Ma, You’re Not Moral

Immanuel Kant taught that an action is only a “moral” action if it goes counter to our inclinations. I have always assumed that by this he meant, not that it is a downright bad action, but merely that it does not fall into the category of moral actions, those that are performed because they are […]

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 16:21 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · One Comment
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