Morality and Reason an Introduction to Philosophy For both assignments, the source will be the textbook I think it is available online Chapter 9,10,11 (Archetypes of wisdom by Douglas J. Soccio) an introduction to philosophy
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As we saw in this week’s readings, Immanuel Kant believed that morality could be determined by pure reason. How accurate or true is this?
Comment on this question via our readings and one of the following quotes:
David Hume, Thomas Hobbes and Austin Cline Quotes Morality and Reason an Introduction to Philosophy
“Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.” — David Hume (Please note that by “the passions,” Hume refers to all of our desires and appetites and hopes, not just our hopes, as in “a passion for excellence” and so on).
“So easy are men to be drawn to believe anything, from such men as have gotten credit with them; and can with gentleness and dexterity take hold of their fear and ignorance.” — Thomas Hobbes
“Unless morality is simply obedience to memorized rules or flipping a coin, we have to be able to think clearly and coherently about our moral choices. We have to adequately reason our way through the various options and consequences in order to arrive at any decent conclusion. Without reason, then, we cannot hope to have a moral system or to behave morally.” — Austin Cline
” Rather, we find moral value to be immanent in the natural world, arising from the vulnerabilities of sentient beings and from the capacities of rational beings to recognize and to respond to those vulnerabilities and capacities in others.” — Louise M. Antony