Freedum Vs Freedom: What’s the Difference and Why Should We Care? USA! USA! Edition

IntroductionFreedom. No single word is found more often on the lips of the American politician. It is ‘Murika’s rallying cry. But what does it mean? And, once we’ve settled on a meaning, what sorts of actions does that value commit us to? As everyone knows, 99% of philosophy consists in asking, “Ah, ha! But what do […]

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Kantian Ethics: A Summary

Introduction and ContextKant is considered to be one of the most important philosophers ever…EVER!  Therefore, everything he says it true.  The end.  Well, not quite.   Lets avoid appeals to authority and look at the arguments ourselves, shall we? As I mentioned in earlier posts the difference between the 3 main ethical theories (virtue, deontology, consequentialism) […]

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Can I Reason My Way To Moral Principles? Or Do I Need Some Other Kind of Knowledge?

Preamble  (Warning: I haven’t proof read this entry yet)     For those of you who haven’t been following or have forgotten what I’ve written about Kant here are some technical terms that will allow you to understand what I’ve written here.  This is a section of my paper that I’m working on.  For some reason […]

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