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dc.contributor.authorLo Re, Stefano
dc.identifier.citationLo Re , S 2021 , ' The glowing screen before me and the moral law within me : a Kantian duty against screen overexposure ' , Res Publica , vol. First Online .
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dc.descriptionThis research was supported by the Russian Academic Excellence Project at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper establishes a Kantian duty against screen overexposure. After defining screen exposure, I adopt a Kantian approach to its morality on the ground that Kant’s notion of duties to oneself easily captures wrongdoing in absence of harm or wrong to others. Then, I draw specifically on Kant’s ‘duties to oneself as an animal being’ to introduce a duty of self-government. This duty is based on the negative causal impact of the activities it regulates on a human being’s mental and physical powers, and, ultimately, on the moral employment of these powers. After doing so, I argue that the duty against screen overexposure is an instance of the duty of self-government. Finally, I consider some objections.
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dc.subjectDuties to oneselfen
dc.subjectScreen addictionen
dc.subjectInternet addictionen
dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.titleThe glowing screen before me and the moral law within me : a Kantian duty against screen overexposureen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Philosophyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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