Here is Part 2 of James Schmidt's posts on "Kant and Private Reason" at Persistent Enlightenment.
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Originally, I picked up the Penguin Classics publication of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and read about 1/3rd of the way through before falling into complete befuddlement halfway through the… 200 more words
An interesting discussion of Grüne’s Blinde Anschauung is going on over at Critique.
On Artificial Intelligence as Ethical Prosthesis
Out here in the grim meat-hook present of Reaper missions and Predator drone strikes we’re already well down track to a future in which decisions as to who lives and who dies are made less and less by human beings alone, and more and more by automation. 493 more words
Ethics is the area of philosophy that is chiefly associated with morality (strictly speaking I am dealing with normative ethics in this post, normative ethics being concerned with what we should do). 1,227 more words
The Soldier, the Citizen, and the Clergyman, with a Postscript on Professors: Kant on Private Reason (Part II)
My previous post examined how Kant distinguished “public” and “private” uses of reason and discussed the differing ways in which he drew this contrast. This one will focus more narrowly on the three examples he offered: an officer following orders from a superior, a clergyman instructing his congregation in the tenets of the faith, and a citizen paying taxes. 6,023 more words