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חדשות והודעות

צרו קשר

ראש החוג: ד"ר נלי טאלר
 
יועצת תואר ראשון: ד"ר שרון קרישק 
sharon.krishek@mail.huji.ac.il
 
יועץ תואר שני: ד"ר אהרן סיגל
 
רכזת החוג: לימור אילון
limorp@savion.huji.ac.il 
טלפון 02-5883759, פקס 02-5883572
שעות קבלה: יום א' 11:30-14:30, ימים ב'-ה' 10:00-13:00 
חדר 4606 הפקולטה למדעי הרוח

 

 

 

Colloquium Speakers - Karin Nissenbaum - 25.12.18

תאריך: 
ג', 25/12/201812:30-14:00

The Departmental Colloquium

 

Karin Nisenbaum

Colgate University

 

Kant on Virtue, Happiness and the Postulate of God’s Existence

Realizing our Capacity for Practical Knowledge of the Good

In recent years, neo-Aristotelian ethical naturalism has received significant critical attention. Proponents of this view such as Philippa Foot and Michael Thompson argue that we should conceive moral goodness as a form of natural goodness. On the view they defend, the goodness of moral virtue is similar to the goodness of deep roots in an oak tree: both play a part in promoting distinct forms of life. To many of its adherents, what recommends ethical naturalism is its ability to accommodate both the objectivity of moral judgments and their practicality; yet critics argue that ethical naturalists cannot do justice to the rational or self-conscious character of human life without giving up their naturalist credentials. In this paper, I argue that we can solve this dilemma by developing what I will contend is a central Kantian insight: that we realize our capacity for practical knowledge of the good by giving the maxims of our action the form of a universal law. To develop this view, I explain why we need to reconsider how Kant conceives the relationship between virtue and happiness in the highest good, and why he holds that postulating God’s existence is a condition for promoting the highest good, the necessary object of a will determined in conformity with the moral law.

 

 

 The lecture will be in English

 

December 25, 2018 | 12:30-14:00

Rabin Building 2001