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Spinoza and Relational Autonomy

Spinoza’s philosophy has been both celebrated and reviled for its strict commitment to a kind of naturalism, according to which all aspects of human beings are to be understood in fundamentally the same way that we understand any other natural phenomena. Spinoza takes this to imply, most controversially, that our volitions are determined by prior … Continue reading Spinoza and Relational Autonomy

Symposium Practical reason, desire and the will in Kantian moral philosophy

Invitation symposium Practical reason, desire and the will in Kantian moral philosophy Practical reason is a core concept in Kantian moral philosophy. The hypothetical imperatives (of instrumental reason and prudence), and the categorical imperative (of morality) are requirements of reason. There is controversy, however, on the precise roles of reason, desire and the will in … Continue reading Symposium Practical reason, desire and the will in Kantian moral philosophy