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Unformatted text preview: PHIL 4: Introduction to Ethics Out of t e crooked T mber of humani no s aight t ing was ever made . Immanuel Kan 1 Liberty- Limiting Principles ( Wrapping Up ) Legal Moralism LM: It is morally permissible to interfere with a persons liberty when the persons action is immoral Thus, LM allows interference even apar t from considerations of harm or o f ense Most UCSB students wont Fnd LM terribly attractive ( indeed, few moral theorists at least in the English- speaking analytic tradition Fnd LM attractive ) . But two questions: irst, might LM be justiFed in order to protect and preserve the characteristic way of life of a particular community? Second, might LM ultimately amount to hard paternalism? Immanuel Kant ( 1724- 1804 ) Never married, rarely set foot outside his hometown Legend tells that townspeople set their clocks by Kants daily walks Was an undistinguished, unsalaried lecturer through most of middle age In his 50s, suddenly began writing texts that made him the central Fgure of modern philosophy His work continues to be hugely inuential to this day 4 Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me. 5 "Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them." 6 "If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on." Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten (Published 1785) Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals 8...
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