Estudios de Filosofía
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LOPEZ DE LIZAGA, José Luis. The Ethics of Discourse and the kantian concept of Duties to one’s own self. Estud.filos [online]. 2008, n.38, pp. 103-120. ISSN 0121-3628.
Abstract: This text examines the possibility of reconstructing the kantian concept of the Duties to one`s own self from the Discursive Ethics of Habermas and Apel. In the frst place, it tries to display that the concept of Duty to one`s own self doesn`t ft easily in the Ethics of Kant himself, if this Ethics is interpreted in a "procedural" sense. Then the text argues that it is impossible to reconstruct the Pre-philosophical Moral Intuition of Duty to one`s own self from an Ethics that is consequently "procedural", as is Discursive Ethics. Finally, it examines in what sense does the Discursive Interpretation of the Duties to one`s own self reveal a problematic tendency of Discursive Ethics: the tendency to excessively assimilate Morale to Law or to Politics.
Keywords : Kant; Ethics of Discourse; Duties to one´s own self.