The Good Life: Kant

Chris Surprenant (University of New Orleans) discusses the account of human well-being and the good life presented by Immanuel Kant in the his moral, political, and religious writings. He explains why Kant believes that the highest good for a human being is the conjunction of happiness and complete virtue and how it is possible for an individual to attain these two things at the same time.

Professor of Ethics, Strategy, and Public Policy | Founding Director, Urban Entrepreneurship & Policy Institute at University of New Orleans

I am a Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Orleans, where I direct the UNO Honors Program and am founding director of the UNO Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute, formerly the Alexis de Tocqueville Project.

My work focuses on current issues in ethics and public policy, including the connection between entrepreneurship and human well-being; the importance of free exchange to the proper functioning of a free society, both in academic institutions and the community as a whole; and the role of financial incentives in shaping institutions and influencing public policy.

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