Lectures on Ethics
by Immanual Kant

The most readable of Kant's books. It contains much that I agree with. It also sheds light on his other works. His concept of God is like the concept of Santa Claus: You better watch out. You better not pout. He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good. So be good for goodness sake. Kant thinks belief in such a god is necessary for morality and that a self-proclaimed atheist is no atheist if he is at all moral.

Despite my doubts about this point, there is so much good sense in these lectures that I think it is a great book and I should read it again.

Year Read: 1977


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