Jennifer Hecht

Jennifer Hecht

We are humanity, Kant says. Humanity needs us because we are it. Kant believes in duty and considers remaining alive a primary human duty. For him one is not permitted to “renounce his personality,” and while he states living as a duty, it also conveys a kind of freedom: we are not burdened with the obligation of judging whether our personality is worth maintaining, whether our life is worth living. Because living it is a duty, we are performing a good moral act just by persevering.More Jennifer Hecht quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How was life before Pop-Tarts, Prozac and padded playgrounds? They ate strudel, took opium and played on the grass.More Jennifer Hecht quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Like belief, doubt takes a lot of different forms, from ancient Skepticism to modern scientific empiricism, from doubt in many gods to doubt in one God, to doubt that recreates and enlivens faith and doubt that is really disbelief.More Jennifer Hecht quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We believe each other into being.More Jennifer Hecht quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Lucian [of Samosata; 120-190 CE] was trying to make his audience laugh, rather than start a revolutionMore Jennifer Hecht quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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