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What amount of egoism is natural, even necessary, even moral? [closed]

In his second theorem in the Critique of Practical Reason, Kant states that a rational being's consciousness of the agreeableness of life accompanying his whole existence is happiness, and the ...
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Kant acknowledges physical needs as well as moral law, but has he adequately explained why one should win out over the other?

Theorem II, Book 1, of the Critique of Practical Reason acknowledges finite beings, as part of physical nature, and that they have desires and needs, specifically a need to be happy. But the Critique ...
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What did Kant mean when he said that desire is empirical and can thus furnish no basis for practical laws?

Source Critique of Practical Reason, Book I, Chapter I, Theorem I, 5:22 All practical principles that presuppose an object (matter) of the faculty of desire as the determining ground of the will are, ...
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What does Kant mean by "determination"?

Context from the opening of Chapter I of Book I from the Critique of Practical Reason. The opening of that chapter begins with a "Definition", 5:19 Practical principles are propositions ...
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Why does Kant refer to Hume's Enquiry as "otherwise uninstructive" in the Critique of Practical Reason?

The Critique of Practical Reason,5:14, seems to damn Hume with faint praise, acknowledging his service for initiating a critique of pure reason but being otherwise uninstructive. Was it in the ...
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