Idealistic Studies 38 (3):185-192 (2008)

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Susan M. Purviance
University of Toledo
Abstract
Kant objects on principle to any duty of moral self-perfection that would aim at the moral self-perfection of another person. Yet, despite the apparent barrier posed by the introspective technique of self-perfecting effort, I argue that such a duty is both possible and desirable as a part of moral friendship. Through mutual sincere efforts at self-disclosure, we escape the prison of mutual distrust which otherwise characterizes social life and consolidate the very sincerity necessary for moral improvement.
Keywords Continental Philosophy  History of Philosophy
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