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Are Emotions Morally Significant?

August 16, 2017

Peter Leithart contrasts the answers given by Kant and Aristotle.

 In Aristotelian ethics, the passions aren’t a matter of choice, not in the moment when we experience them. Yet, emotions can be trained. . . . We aren’t responsible for the momentary experience, but we are responsible for how we respond and how we have trained our emotional character.


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