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Kant's Refutation of Idealism - Part One

The following is an attempt to decipher, and comment on, Kant’s refutation of idealism in the Critique of Pure Reason. His argument is obscure. My essay will be messy. 2,584 more words

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Understanding Deontological and Teleological approaches to ethics

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the moral consequences of belief in god, or theism necessarily leads to intrinsicism

“As for God, his way is perfect; his word is flawless; he shields everyone who takes refuge in him.” (Psalm 18:30)

Religious faith directs the believer to ascribe moral perfection to god and the Bible categorically.

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Kant vs Stoics

The difference between Kant and the Stoics is sharp. Kant thinks you can act without desire from pure reason alone.

The Stoics believe you should moderate your desires until they comport with reason. 91 more words

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Is metaphysics a science?

1. The question

The main question of Kant’s Prolegomena is “whether such a thing as metaphysics is even possible at all” (4:255).

He seems to think this is the same as asking whether metaphysics is a science. 1,096 more words

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About Kant

Childhood

Kant was born April 22, 1724 in the East Prussian seaport of Königsberg (today called Kaliningrad, the capital of Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast). His father was a poor harness-maker and his mother was from a family of harness-makers. 459 more words

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Kant et Schopenhauer : une bibliographie fasciste

Toute bibliographie sur Kant a ses nationaux-socialistes : Alfred Baeumler, Gottfried Martin, Martin Heidegger (le moins connu d’entre eux)… (Pensées XLIII) (Heidegger est le philosophe des trois cités le plus connu mais le nazi le moins connu des trois, si vous voyez ce que je veux dire.)

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