Is it a crime to tolerate evil?

  • By mapping the boundaries of Kant’s categorical imperative to the point where it permits the committing of a crime against Hume’s three principles of justice, it shall be demonstrated how far the area is in which these two concepts persist alongside each other and how narrow the border zone is in which they do not. Indeed, the latter is a forbidden place that can only be accessed through destiny and never by choice. Whoever is witnessed to stay there, must wish for Justice to draw her sword against him, and whoever dares to try reaching it, will only wander about a deserted land where both justice and morality are left behind.

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Author:Mattias Oppold
Document Type:Working Paper
Language of publication:English
Publication Date:2022/04/12
Year of Publication:2022
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Date of the Publication (Server):2022/04/19
Tag:David Hume; Immanuel Kant; categorical imperative; natural law; tolerance
GND-Keyword:Toleranz; Naturrecht; Kategorischer Imperativ
Number of page:39
Faculties / Organisational entities:Kaiserslautern - Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
DDC-Cassification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 100 Philosophie
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 340 Recht
Licence (German):Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung (CC BY 4.0)