Thursday, September 6, 2007

Creature Feature

“[An] aspect [of proper humility] . . . is a kind of self-acceptance. This involves acknowledging, in more than a merely intellectual way, that we are the sort of creatures that we are.” --Thomas E. Hill, Jr., "Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments," Environmental Ethics 5 (1983).
SS: Does Hill's view invite a Russellian riposte that only a fool would not acknowledge that it is the sort of creature that it is?

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