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Beautiful Action. Its Function in the Ecological Crisis

Arne Naess

Environmental Values 2(1993): 67-71. doi: 10.3197/096327193776679972

The distinction made by Kant between 'moral' and 'beautiful' actions is relevant to efforts to counteract the current ecological crisis. Actions proceeding from inclination may be politically more effective than those depending on a sense of duty. Education could help by fostering love and respect for life.


KEYWORDS: Beautiful actions, deep ecology, environmental education, Kant

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