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Reed Winegar
Fordham University
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A familiar post-Kantian criticism contends that Kant enslaves sensibility under the yoke of practical reason. Friedrich Schiller advanced a version of this criticism to which Kant publicly responded. Recent commentators have emphasized the role that Kant’s reply assigns to the pleasure that accompanies successful moral action. In contrast, I argue that Kant’s reply relies primarily on the sublime feeling that arises when we merely contemplate the moral law. In fact, the pleasures emphasized by other recent commentators depend on this sublime feeling. These facts illuminate Kant’s views regarding the relationship between morality, freedom, and the development of moral feelings.
Keywords Kant  Schiller  Respect  Sublime  Morality  Aesthetics  Feeling  Moral Feeling  Moral Law  Freedom  Grace
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DOI 10.1515/agph-2013-0012
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