Cute Blog Post by Caoimhe Lionheart <3
Playing possum, or in the words of the late great Mark Twain, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The philosopher Immanuel Kant said that lying was always morally wrong. He argued that all persons are born with an “intrinsic worth” that he called human dignity. This dignity derives from the fact that humans are uniquely rational beings, capable of freely making their own decisions, setting their own goals, and guiding their conduct by reason. To be human, said Kant, is to have the rational power of free choice; to be ethical is to respect that power in oneself and in others. Free choice, what a remarkable thing it is to be human.
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