Two modes of social responsibility

  1. Apodictic – univocal autonomy as a socially meaningful norm (ethical unanimity for every action; every action is hermeneutically validated by its norm). In plain terms: the utmost moral scrupulousity, methodological self-doubt and worry. Egocentric, where moral claims always redound to the “I” as their subject-object. “Do better, and don’t ‘do’ until you’re better.”
  2. Problematic – equivocal autonomy as a socially recognizable norm (ethical partiality in most actions; most actions indifferent to norms). In plain terms: the view that “doing one’s best” is sufficient, that careful deliberation is unnecessary. Geocentric, where moral claims dissolve in the world as a subject-object. “Life goes on.”

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