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Kant’s ethical system as the first instance in history…

May 13th, 2016 · No Comments

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kantian_ethics

The first, and in many ways the only, real system of ethics was that of Kant. Those who promote Spinoza to Hume for secular reasons should keep that in mind. Unfortunately almost all the accounts of the subject are a turn off. They can’t seem to grasp the implications of what he did. And the study of the subject gets sidetracked in attempts to use the Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals as a practical moral text. Maybe, but…
It seems that just as Kant got it right he got it wrong, and realized his deep thinking in a series of almost cardboard exemplars, like duty, etc…But those are perfectly suitable for a general kind of theoretical analysis.

In the end the subject is in reality too complex for simple resolution, but Kant’s train wreck is the only real ‘ethical system’ we have. And then it ends up in the political lying debate as an additional burden of confusion…But he had a point. Modern ethics is influenced by Nietzsche who was confused and, we fail to realize, nihilist politicians who poison the cultural atmosphere…

The issue of ethics analytically is actually ultra complex and so it is not surprising everyone gets it wrong.

Two key points: Kant deduces the form of freedom, as the will, that must be the basis for an ethical system…Here scientists just go off the rails with deterministic axioms…

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