Archive for the ‘moral law written on heart’ Category

How to behave when one does not believe in God or reason

September 11, 2009

I am not a philosopher, because I don’t believe in reason enough to believe in a system. What interests me is knowing how we must behave, and more precisely, how to behave when one does not believe in God or reason.

Albert Camus, address to foreign students in Aix-en-Provence, in Olivier Todd, p.408

Francine, Camus’ 2nd wife (he had numerous lovers, yet was wounded when he himself ws betrayed), said to him: ‘How can you write about love when you are incapable of it? ibid.,p.405

Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder

September 10, 2009

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, Critique of Practical Reason, p.193, 259