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Single Idea 4024

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 1. Deontology]

Full Idea

Kant follows Rousseau in defining freedom and morality essentially in terms of each other.

Gist of Idea

Kant follows Rousseau in defining freedom and morality in terms of each other

Source

comment on Immanuel Kant (Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals [1785]) by Charles Taylor - Sources of the Self 20.2

Book Reference

Taylor,Charles: 'Sources of the Self' [CUP 1992], p.363


A Reaction

An interesting comment on the modern tendency to overvalue freedom at the expense of the other civic virtues.