One should value that which perceives value above all else: consciousness.
I've come across with the sentence above and I didn't understand the meaning. I searched online resources and found the link below: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/66453/that-which-used-together
It was partly helpful but I still don't understand the exact meaning of the sentence.
So, could you please explain it to me?
- There is no need to Philosophical Explanations, just to explain simple meaning of the sentence.
The fuller text:
There’s a subtle contradiction here. Kant sought to develop a value system that existed outside the subjective judgments of the Feeling Brain. Yet the desire to build a value system on reason alone is itself a subjective judgment made by the Feeling Brain. Put another way, couldn’t you say that Kant’s desire to create a value system that transcended the confines of religion was itself a religion? [...] So, technically, yes, Kant’s ethical system is another form of faithbased religion. But I also think that in the same way that science, and its belief in putting one’s faith in what has the most evidence, produces the best belief systems, Kant stumbled upon the best basis for creating value systems—that is, one should value that which perceives value above all else: consciousness.