What makes us good – our actions, or our intentions?

Kant and Sartre - Actions and Intentions For the existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, whenever we act we are acting in a legislative way for the rest of humanity. This is because our actions are freely chosen, and so each time we choose to act in this or that way, we are accompanied by the weighty responsibility of forming… Continue reading What makes us good – our actions, or our intentions?

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How to be a good person

For Aristotle, becoming good is a matter of practice. He believed that each of us are born with dispositions towards good things - an inclination towards justice, courage, and kindness, for example - and becoming good requires us to exercise these dispositions regularly so that they become habits. In order to make good actions habits,… Continue reading How to be a good person