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Unpacking moral feeling: kantian clues to a map of the moral world

Libro: Kant on emotions: Critical essays in the contemporary context
Lugar de Edición: Berlín; Munich; Boston
Editorial: Walter de Gruyter
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Página Inicial - Final: 25 - 44
ISBN: 978-3-11-072071-6
Resumen: In a brief footnote from ¿What Does it Mean to Orient Oneself in Thinking?¿, Kant says that, ¿Reason does not feel¿, yet he immediately adds that, ¿it has insight into its lack and through the drive for cognition it effects the feeling of a need¿. He then draws an analogy with moral feeling, ¿which does not cause any moral law, for this arises wholly from reason; rather, it is caused or effected by moral laws, hence by reason, because the active yet free will needs determinate grounds¿ (WDO 8: 139-140). This chapter aims to unpack this text, thereby showing the pivotal role of moral feeling in articulating the moral realm.