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Exposition and Obligation: A Serresian Account of Moral Sensitivity
In the Troubadour of Knowledge, Michel Serres demonstrates, by means of an extended discussion of learning, that our capacity to adopt a position presupposed a kind of disorienting exposure to a dimension of pure possibility that both subtends and destabilizes that position. In this paper I trace out the implications of this insight for our understanding of obligation, especially as it is articulated in the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Specfically, I argue that obligation is given along with a dimension of moral possibility, and not, as Kant thought, as an unmediated fact of reason.
Volume 18, Issue 1, Spring 2014
“Lueck's Article,” Symposium, accessed August 8, 2020, http://www.artsrn.ualberta.ca/symposium/items/show/377.