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“Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe – the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me,” Immanuel Kant famously reflected. The ‘moral law within me’ is one of his most notorious contributions to philosophy, the famous categorical imperative that one should act as one could consistently will everyone to do. This empty moral injunction is often referred to as ‘duty’.

The ‘moral law within regular Prospect contributor AC Grayling’ has…

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