Kant – Jealousy, Envy, and Grudge

Anonymous
timer Asked: Jun 26th, 2018
account_balance_wallet $5

Question description

After reading Kant’s Jealousy, Envy, and Grudge answer the following questions:

  1. How does Kant distinguish grudge from envy? Why is the extreme of envy “devilish”?
  2. We sometimes say to a friend, “I envy you.” Can we envy people without begrudging their happiness? Explain. How does Kant view this?
  3. Why does Kant advise us to compare ourselves with the ideal of perfection? What vices are associated with comparing ourselves with others?
  4. What are the three devilish vices, and what is devilish about them? Does Kant believe that the devilish vices are natural? Why or why not? What is their origin?
  5. What does Kant think is wrong about accepting favors? Do you think Kant demands too much of the average person? Is his doctrine too austere? Explain.

Post your thoughts and comments to all the above questions.

Tutor Answer

ProfessorCook
School: UIUC

Attached.

Running head: KANT-JEALOUS, ENVY AND GRUDGE

Kant – Jealousy, Envy, and Grudge

Author

Author Affiliation

1

KANT-JEALOUS, ENVY AND GRUDGE

2

Kant – Jealousy, Envy, and Grudge
1. How does Kant distinguish grudge from envy? Why is the extreme of envy “devilish”?

According to Kant, a grudge refers to the emotional feeling of displeasure when a
person has something we lack while envy is a feeling of discontentment due to the
achievements of other people. Extreme envy is “devilish” since it leads the feeling of ill
and is usually as a result of begrudging others their happiness. The ill will is a vice hence
extreme envy is devilish. In my own opinion I believe that envy regardless of its level...

flag Report DMCA
Review

Anonymous
Goes above and beyond expectations !

Similar Questions
Hot Questions
Related Tags

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors