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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Dostoevsky and ethical dilemmas

I wanted to start off this blog with a excerpt from Crime and Punishment - a conversation between two characters on the moral justification of a murder. The conversation highlights the way in which our ethical beliefs often come in to conflict with one another. "...Hundreds, thousands perhaps, might be set on the right path; dozens… Continue reading Dostoevsky and ethical dilemmas