Nietzsche and Kant on the Will: Two Models of Reflective Agency

@article{Katsafanas2014NietzscheAK,
  title={Nietzsche and Kant on the Will: Two Models of Reflective Agency},
  author={P. Katsafanas},
  journal={Philosophy and Phenomenological Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={89},
  pages={185-216}
}
  • P. Katsafanas
  • Published 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
According to the Kantian theory of action, desires do not determine the actions of self-conscious agents. Self-conscious agents have the capacity to check the motivational impulses associated with their desires, and to decide, freely and rationally, which desires to act upon. Thus, Kant tells us that the will " can indeed be affected but not determined by impulses... Freedom of choice is this independence from being determined by sensible impulses " (Metaphysics of Morals 6:213-214). 1… Expand
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