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  • In April a German government-sponsored exhibition about the Enlightenment opened with a dumbed-down collection of artworks and objects such as Immanuel Kant's shoes minus explanation of the ferment of the era.

    Throwing Out the Marxist Baggage

  • Yet at the same time I think he would recognize Kant's greatness, genius, genuine contributions, and profound rightness on many points.

    Introducing Kant

  • There are thinkers who accept the essential claims of Kant's epistemology but not his ethics.

    Introducing Kant

  • Kant's much more radical, "Copernican" one; and Kant's revolution in ethics was the necessary foundation to (unwittingly) pave the way for Nietzsche's extreme reaction against it.

    Introducing Kant

  • Immanuel Kant's transcendental deduction (1780!), ... that a-priori cognitive faculties determine the form of experience, and so the conditions of science, anticipated the Copenhagen Interpretation of QM with regard to the inability of science to provide an understanding of the underlying reality,

    June 5th, 2009

  • Given that, we see that the comm box poster has it backwards: It's not that Kant's subjectivism and idealism anticipated the Copenhagen Interpretation.

    June 5th, 2009

  • So, the Prime Directive of the Protocols of the Elders of Sodom is something akin to Kant's Categorical Imperative, with maybe a dash of Sartrean good faith: that the standard over-riding all others is that one must, with empathy in mind, use all one's ethical faculties in every situation in a passionate but reasoned attempt to make the best possible evaluation of the most ethical course of action.

    An Open Letter to John C. Wright

  • Kant's notion of enlightenment as "emergence from self-imposed immaturity" suits their views very well.

    Michael Roth: Good and Risky: The Promise of a Liberal Education

  • In that way, he met Kant's impossible criterion: He pursued wickedness for its own sake.

    Satan Goes Secular

  • For instance, I think that Kant's Categorical Imperative only qualifies as a rational standard of morality given the assumption that it will be generally beneficial (as J.S. Mill pointed out at the beginning of Utilitarianism).

    Sam Harris: Toward a Science of Morality


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