Judge’s Epistemological Dilemma
A General Analysis of Mental Motivation and Public Judgment
Former FBI Director James Brien Comey published a book, 《A Higher Loyalty》， People can see the life philosophy and moral ethics appeal of Democrat Comey: Why do people live? It is for the higher “moral law” in the heart. He investigated Hillary Clinton in order to obey a purpose in life that transcends politics, and this purpose is human ethics. He doesn’t like Trump because of his low moral standards.
There are two things. The more people contemplate them constantly, the more they fill their hearts with new and growing surprises and awe: the starry sky above my head and the moral law in my heart. The questioning of “motivation” within a person’s mind is not a person’s judgment on the morals and ethics of others. If the moral law is used for self-discipline, it is a great human virtue; if it is used for other disciplines, it constitutes human hypocrisy and even enslavement to others.
When Comey discusses moral propositions, his problem may lie here. Comey misinterprets the moral proposition of an individual person as a public order issue. The reason for this error is that modern libertarians like Comey have been far away from the Christian tradition for a long time and cannot understand the freedom discussed by Kant, which is based on the three human nature axioms of “God exists, free will, and soul is immortal.” The discussion that started refers to the tradition of “autonomy” in the three major aspects of rationality, ethics, and aesthetics on the premise that a person has faith in God.
“Matthew,” 7.1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged” The corresponding English word for “judgment” here is “judge”, which means judgment, judgment, and judgment. On the proposition of motives of human nature, a wise person should not judge the motives of others, but rather his own motives. This statement is actually involved in epistemology, that is, one cannot regard the motives of others as the object of observation and discussion and judge them because one is completely ignorant and powerless about the motives of others.
“The human heart is more deceitful than everything else, and it is extremely bad. Who can know it.” This sentence from the “Bible Proverbs” reminds us once again that the human heart is God’s construction site, and people should not judge motives between people. When we fall into the third epistemological dilemma, we are unable to deepen our meditation on the moral law and make public behavior in a long-term deprived and mediocre pathetic state.