POLITICAL THEORY - source whereas for Kant the source is “human reason” –as the “sole author of these moral rules” seeing them universal

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Kant and Hume disagree on much: They disagree about the foundation of ethics- morality. Kant believes morality is obedience to a universal law Hume believes in making character “inward piece of mind” consciousness of integrity; rendering that person good company to other persons—‘Company’ denotes a range of relationships. 54 For Hume: To become a good fellow person – doesn’t just follow a bunch of rules – but has an inherent ability for sympathy to one another; Kant and Hume disagree about the
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Unformatted text preview: source, whereas for Kant the source is “human reason” –as the “sole author of these moral rules” seeing them universal Hume sees them as authored by “self-interest” …. .55 “varying from community to community” So Hume recognizes agency and diversity; doesn’t homogenize cultures- Hume Historicist and conventionalist Kant- rationalist...
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course POLS 740 taught by Professor Frost during the Spring '11 term at Claremont McKenna College.

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