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PWAD_notes_11_06 - November 6 2006 PWAD KANT For Wed read...

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November 6, 2006 PWAD KANT For Wed. read Perpetual Peace “the guarantee of perpetual peace” & “Idea for universal history” Universal History pp29-40. First Supplement On the Guarantee of Perpetual Peace. pp120-125. Ought implies can, if you ought to do X, have a duty to do X then it must be the case that X is possible. Humans very often don’t act upon our duty. We know we have a duty to do certain things, but very often we fail to do them. Kant argues that most people don’t do our duty, ‘we are crooked timber’. Motivation to do what we ought ( Hobbes ) motivated out of self preservation and self interest in general. ( Locke) Self interest and the fear of God’s punishment is what motivates us. ( Nussbaum ) Compassion sentiments motivate us. ( Rousseau ) Possibilities Logical When is something logically impossible? Examples: ‘A square circle’, a ‘Married Bachelor’ from what we know to be true, something must be possible. As long as we have a logical possibility of peace then we have to pursue it.
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PWAD 086 taught by Professor Boxill during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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