Tension in Enlightenment Project

One of the more striking incoherences characteristic of the Enlightenment is the struggle to establish a naturalistic foundation for morality and ethics. Given the success of the natural sciences and overall confidence in the human cognitive capacities to understand and explain nature in a purely mechanistic way, the hopes of Enlightenment thinkers must have been …

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First Thoughts on Ethics

Having finished a roughly 1-month long study module on ethics and fully realising that I am only scratching the surface, I decided to summarise and share my first thoughts on this vast discipline known also by the name philosophy of morality. Like many of us, I too already had some views on certain moral questions and …

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