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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Metaphysics: An overview of Kant’s project

In The Criqitue of Pure Reason Immanuel Kant sets out to give a systematic account of the metaphysics that underpins empirical inquiry. Kant was operating in the age of the Enlightenment, at a time when scientists like Isaac Newton and his predecessor Galileo loomed large. Empiricism - study based on observation - was making great… Continue reading Metaphysics: An overview of Kant’s project