Beautiful Action. Its Function in the Ecological Crisis
Author: Naess, Arne
Source: Environmental Values, Volume 2, Number 1, February 1993 , pp. 67-71(5)
Publisher: White Horse Press
Abstract:The distinction made by Kant between 'moral' and 'beautiful' actions is relevant to efforts to counteract the current ecological crisis. Actions proceeding from inclination may be politically more effective than those depending on a sense of duty. Education could help by fostering love and respect for life.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1993
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