Antonio Rosmini and the ontology of the moral norm - 25 words to speak an ethical language
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reading St. John Paul II's writings.
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Antonio Rosmini and the ontology of the moral norm

Blessed Rosmini objectively bases the moral norm on the dignity of the person, resolving the controversy of empiricism and idealism between the ethics of the sakes (Aristotle) and the ethics of duty (Kant).
Both in the ideal law and in the real adherence of the will to the law, thought and moral acts become concrete.
If reason were to determine everything, there would be no will, which instead acts independently and keeps itself free.
In fact, reason can act or resist and choose for impulses made prevalent by the practical judgment, even while feeling the need not to conceal one’s perceptions and not to err in knowledge.
Since interests or pride can dishonestly disavow the truth to follow pleasure, man is often afraid or deludes himself that the obligation is merely illusion or fear, so the will can move creatively to judge appropriate whether to follow the obligation or break it, acting righteously or sinfully[2].
Kant does not explain all this  and, placing morality before conscience and the strength of the obligation before the knowledge, he confuses the subjective receptivity of the law with the objectivity of the law, which is light for man. -  email:
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