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Responsibility, spontaneity and liberty
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2009)
Isaiah Berlin maintains that there are two distinct forms of freedom or liberty: negative and positive. Berlin’s principal claim is that negative liberty does not require that the self be somehow separate from the empirical ...
Kant's Departure from Hume's Moral Naturalism
(University of Canterbury. Philosophy and Religious Studies, 2007)
This thesis considers Kant's departure from moral naturalism. In doing so, it explores the relationship between ethics, naturalism, normativity and freedom. Throughout this exploration, I build the case that Kant's ethics ...