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The Moral Act

  • Nel Rodriguez Rial
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 31)

Abstract

I begin with these beautiful words from the opening of the Nichomachean Ethics because this investigation too, which I believe to have been carried out conscientiously, is intended to aim at some good, a good that we have all desired in the various parts of the earth from which we have come to this, the “universal,” city, the good of truth. This is indeed the vocation of the philosopher, to aim at goodness through truth; and the theme of this Congress invites us to unite the two. That is why I trust that the words you are about to hear are infused ab initio with moral sense. In choosing my subject I have taken the bull by the horns, for there is no doubt that for a phenomenologist the most central task in this field is to investigate the transcendental foundations of moral conduct. Yet at the same time, perhaps cowed by the magnitude of the enterprise, I have renounced any temerarious attempt to cover the whole range of moral transcendentality, limiting myself instead to a few of what seem to be the most fundamental issues. The first of these is the question of the a priori nature of morality.

Keywords

Moral Judgement Moral Behavior Aesthetic Experience Moral Sense Moral Consciousness 
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Notes

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nel Rodriguez Rial
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Santiago de CompostelaSpain

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