Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Paul Ricoeur on human freedom...

"... there are choices which tend toward a simple obedience to reasons not questioned at the moment of choice, and other choices which, in confusion of motives, tend toward a risk, even the throw of the dice... these two possibilities always lie before me, and they reveal the tension inherent in a choice. For unity of these two it would be necessary for choice to satisfy at once both lawfulness and inventiveness, value and boldness of existing. A fine cleavage runs through our freedom precisely because it is active and receptive, because it is a human freedom and not a creative 'fiat.'"

any thoughts on this?

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